lead singer and lead guitarist of the mallees performing at the loft in portsmouth
photograph by Valentina Longo

How to do indie rock right – The Mallees

Forming in 2023 the upcoming alternative indie band from Portsmouth, The Mallees aim to impact the south coasts indie rock scene by bringing their distinctive sound to music admirers everywhere. With 3 singles they have achieved great success, especially when having their first debut single “losing our minds” reaching number 1 on both express FM local music chart and voice FM Southcoast music charts after being featured on BBC introducing. They take inspiration from a range of diverse bands like The Strokes, Joy Division and even Metallica.

Photographs taken by Valentina Longo at the loft venue in Portsmouth

After signing up to BandMix, The Mallees completed their band line up when bassist Shay St Ledger later joined the app alongside Drummer Ibi Bukhari, backing vocalist/guitarist Jake Jones and lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Jonah Keown-Halley.

If you’re into the live music scene, The Mallees will always be playing live near you, having gigged around the southcoast, they are expanding out to venues in Winchester and even London. If you thought it couldn’t get any better, The Mallees are returning with a new track called puppet” (instagram teaser reel) releasing on the 27th of October 2023. This track takes on heavier music characteristics and features a rocking guitar solo and powerful vocals.

Images taken by Valentina Longo

Here is a link to the bands link tree where you can find merchandise, socials and gig tickets. Check out The Mallees socials to keep track on their latest updates.

Go to The Mallees most played tracks on Spotify

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