The L.A.-based band Mamalarky, recently signed to the Brooklyn indie label Fire Talk, are starting off 2020 with a new single, a new music video and a new artistic direction.
The single in question, “Fury,” is a definite departure from the band’s formerly keyboard-heavy sound. Guitars, distortion and fuzzy vocals indicate that the band might be heading towards a more energetic, frenetic sound.
The frontwoman of Mamalarky, Livvy Bennett, has had experience in high-energy bands, playing with the dynamic indie-grunge band Cherry Glazerr for a period.
With the band’s signing to Fire Talk this past December, Mamalarky join an ambitious slate of emerging musicians, alongside the thrashy Weeping Icon, indie-minimalists Patio and surf-rocky Dehd.
But Mamalarky felt the new direction was instinctual, with Bennett barely struggling to pen “Fury”: ”’Fury’, to me, is about feeling overdriven and overworked, and the humor in finding your way as a young adult,” said Bennett in a statement. “It was probably the fastest I ever wrote a song and it instantly felt very right playing it as a group.”
Mamalarky are currently working on their debut full-length, with an anticipated release in the summer of 2020 on Fire Talk.
Check out the music video for “Fury,” directed by Ambar Navarro (Soccer Mommy, Cuco, Anna Burch), along with upcoming tour dates that feature a stint at SXSW 2020, below.
Mamalarky Tour Dates:
22 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Bootleg Theatre
16-21 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW