Fri 3rd Jul 2020 @ 8:00 pm£15
Screaming Tarts Present
Already a veteran of the NYC hardcore scene by the time he was a
teenager, Jesse Malin first rose to fame with the influential punk
band D Generation, a group Rolling Stone called ‘the best thing to
happen to New York noise in the Nineties’.
Malin traded in his electric for an acoustic in 2002, though, shedding
his skin and embarking on an acclaimed solo career with his Ryan
Adams-produced debut, ‘The Fine Art of Self Destruction’. Hailed by
Uncut as ‘an instant classic’, the record was stripped-down, raw, and
intimate, earning comparisons to Neil Young and Tom Waits for its
ragged, poetic beauty. In the decade-and-a-half that followed, Malin
would go on to blur the lines between singer-songwriter and punk
rocker with a string of similarly celebrated solo albums, including
his latest effor ‘Sunset Kids’.
The record explores the bittersweet as well as topics more upbeat,
with Jesse’s street-smart writing style acting as the thread weaving
indie rock, folk and heartland Americana together. In ‘Sunset Kids,’
the genres and influences gel and Jesse Malin steps assuredly into the
role of street-savvy, roots-minded songster.