Malojian to play concert as part of Coast to Coast
Following on from the release of his archive inspired video for new single Some New Bones, Northern Ireland’s Malojian will be playing a concert at The Portico Centre in Portaferry on Saturday 16th September.
The concert, which will feature archive footage, is part of Northern Ireland Screen’s Coast to Coast programme which was launched as part of the BFI’s Britain on Film Coastal initiative. Coast to Coast is a series of events and presentations, of archive material about Northern Ireland’s coastal and maritime history, which will be held throughout the summer.
Some New Bones is part of Malojian’s upcoming new album, Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home. The costal theme features heavily in the video for the single which saw the band and local filmmaker, Colm Laverty, taking to Rathlin East Lighthouse Lighthouse on the remote Rathlin Island to film the video.
The archive material itself is from Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive which contains over 90 hours of moving images about life in pre- Partition Ireland and Northern Ireland from 1897 to 2014.
Stevie Scullion, Malojian, said: “A few months ago Northern Ireland Screen contacted me to see if I’d be interested in playing a gig in a coastal location, with coastal themed visuals from their archive to be used as a backdrop. This sounded very cool to me and the more I thought about it, I began to get into the idea of recording some new material to go alongside it. So, I started recording demos at home with the intention of taking them to a proper studio at some stage and turning them into an album. Lo and behold, like an ugly duckling or something, they grew and took on a life of their own and have taken me on the most incredible musical journey I’ve been on yet. From recording in a lighthouse to collaborating with some of my favourite musicians ever, they’ve become my next album. It’s called Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home and features Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., Atoms For Peace, Roger Waters), Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub), Jon Thorne (Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Lamb) and more…’
Tickets for the concert our £10 and are available to purchase now from the Portico Centre website.