Flamenco giants Malcura have released their new album ‘Malcura II’ for the masses, and it’s a rhythmic sensation.
“Melbourne Flamenco kings Malcura have earned themselves a reputation on the local scene for their ability to take a traditional genre and decorate it with flair and exuberance.” – Beat Magazine
Malcura have been performing their exhilarating brand of acoustic fusion since 2013, honing their craft as buskers in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall. Combining the technical ability and passion of Flamenco with Gypsy Jazz, Latin rhythms, a Rock ‘n’ Roll mentality and the odd Heavy Metal riff; Malcura have captivated the Australian public with their distinctive sound and now look to introduce the rest of the world to their extraordinary musicianship and imaginative songwriting.
Malcura attracted worldwide attention in 2016 with renditions of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and the “Gerudo Valley Theme” from the video game Zelda – amassing over 8 million viral views on Youtube. Their acclaimed self-titled debut album followed, which sold over 3000 copies and achieved a nomination for “Best Global/Reggae Album” at The Age Music Victoria Awards.
They have performed at many festivals such as the Illawarra Folk Festival, Byron Bay International Guitar Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, while they’ve toured with countless gigs across Australia, performing alongside the likes of Tash Sultana, Missy Higgins, Harry Manx.
In their brand new album, Malcura build upon their signature “Heavy Flamenco” style, weaving through intricate arrangements with virtuoso musicianship and the gusto of custom-made Spanish Flamenco guitars.
It explores even more expansive musical frontiers, taking the listener on an epic sonic journey complete with an enthralling space-themed storyline. Introducing the listener to an astronaut, Captain Snus, a journey through a black hole and onto a mysterious new planet is documented, not only in sound, but also stunning video game-esque artwork courtesy of Jamie Peters.
‘Malcura II’ is available on streaming platforms and you can watch the video to Captain Snus from the Album here:
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