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Duncairn Avenue,Off Antrim Rd, Belfast, BT14 6BP Belfast, United Kingdom
Doors 7.30pm, show 8pm
Over the last few years, Malojian has released 4 stunning solo albums, along the way collaborating with some musical legends, including Steve Albini, who earned his chops producing Nirvana, The Pixies etc. His latest album features Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., Atoms For Peace, Roger Waters), Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub), Jon Thorne (Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Lamb) and more...But it's Malojian's own voice and songs that sets him apart from the crowd.
“Absolutely love that! If the new album is as good as that track it's gonna be a masterpiece…
a strong element of Beatles '67...that kind of slightly woozy psychedelia...beautiful..." — Ralph McLean, BBC, June '17
“I really and truly believe we've unearthed a star here and I can't urge you strongly enough to seek out this wonderful album." — Maverick Magazine
Steph Cameron arrived on the scene like a bracing gust of fresh musical air with her 2014 debut record Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady receiving unanimously enthusiastic reviews. “This is a monumental, brilliant album… heralds the crowning of a bright new talent," declared Pop Matters in calling it the #1 Canadian album of 2014. No Depression termed it “a stunning debut," while Exclaim! noted that “Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady delights from start to finish. Steph Cameron is the real deal." The record also made the coveted Longlist for the prestigious Polaris Prize in 2015.
Look for music scribes to again reach for superlatives to describe Daybreak Over Jackson Street as Steph's new album navigates subtle changes in stylistic terrain. If the debut felt as if it emerged fully-formed from the bohemian streets of Greenwich Village circa 1963, then the extra maturity of Daybreak gives it more of an early '70s Laurel or Topanga Canyon atmosphere. “The songs on this record were selected for their depth and maturity. As I develop my craft, storytelling increasingly becomes an opportunity for me to empathize with and express love for struggling people."
The result is a collection of songs that showcase Steph's storytelling songwriting style, one that works in perfect tandem with the sparse production style chosen. The themes they explore of love, loss and finding joy when times are rough are universal. What truly rings clear is the authenticity of the human experience that the characters she sings about have been through.