Award: Emerging Artists Fund

Year: 2017

Genre: Rock/Pop

Location: London


Tamara Schlesinger first made waves on the music scene as the frontwoman of acclaimed alt-folk collective 6 Day Riot and also as a prolific songwriter. Her past work has been included in a host of high-profile syncs for TV series and Hollywood blockbusters – most notably Skins, Scream 4 and 127 Hours. Her voice can also be heard in Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels.

Now as MALKA - she weaves mesmeric percussive rhythms among a charge of irresistible call and response chants and instantaneous melodies. She explores a carnival of global sounds intertwined with an explorative affirming message.

Her highly praised debut album 'Marching to Another Beat' received steady support at 6music from the likes of Lauren Laverne and Steve Lamacq and syncs on both MTV and Netflix.

MALKA’s lead single ‘Breakout’ - from her forthcoming album - has received regular play on BBC 6music, Radio X and was playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland. This summer she will be gracing the stage supporting Fujiya and Miyagi and playing festival slots at Camp Bestival and Secret Garden Party. 

MALKA’s new album ‘Rata-tat-tat’ will be released at the end of October.