Triple J Unearthed: Malcura are an acoustic trio from Melbourne, Australia, whose sound explores the rhythmic style of flamenco, while drawing inspiration from genres such as progressive rock, pop and heavy metal.
2015 saw Malcura engage in an extensive year of street performing in Bourke St, the cultural epicentre of Melbourne CBD, alongside well-known acts such as The Pierce Brothers, Woodlock and Tash Sultana. Their tireless work busking in support of their debut EP, “Flamenco Metal”, allowed them to steadily build their fan-base with sales in the thousands, while also developing the synergy of their live performance. During this time, Malcura began crafting what would eventually become their first full-length album.
Furthering the band’s momentum was a chance appearance on stage at The Palais Theatre with Mexican guitar heroes Rodrigo y Gabriela during their 2015 Australian tour.
Malcura are an exhilarating acoustic trio from Australia. Honing their craft as buskers in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall, Malcura have captivated the Australian public with their distinctive sound, which fuses Flamenco instrumentation with Latin rhythms and a Rock’n’roll mentality. Malcura create music for the soul; it’s a feeling as much as it is a sound.
It has been a busy few years since Malcura made their mark with their debut EP “Flamenco Metal”. Their tireless work has seen them grow their act from the streets to the big stage. The band attracted worldwide attention in 2015 with their original rendition of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”, providing the perfect platform to release their exceptional debut album in 2016.
“Malcura”, the band’s independent debut album, was released with a launch show on the Federation Square Main Stage in February 2016, followed by two East-Coast tours and extensive busking performances in support of the release. The album received tremendous support from Fiesta Jazz on PBS 106.7FM and high rotation on community radio nationwide, selling thousands of copies and receiving a nomination for the award of 2016’s “Best Global/Reggae Album” at The Age Music Victoria Awards.