"MELBOURNE ACOUSTIC FUSION"
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 and a Rock’n’Roll mentality, Malcura have captivated the Australian public with their distinctive sound. Driven by the dynamic and evocative lead-guitar playing of Joshua Voce and backed by the powerful rhythm section of Simon Wood (Drums) and Steven Angell (Rhythm Guitar), with Colin Andrews joining on Bass, Malcura create music for the soul; it’s a feeling as much as it is a sound.
Malcura attracted worldwide attention in 2016 with renditions of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and the “Gerudo Valley Theme” from Zelda – amassing over 8 million viral views on Youtube. Their acclaimed self-titled debut album followed, selling over 3000 copies and being nominated for “Best Global/Reggae Album” at The Age Music Victoria Awards.
Malcura are a festival favourite and a workhorse of a live band with an impressive gig history under their belt, including Illawarra Folk Festival, Byron Bay International Guitar Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival and countless shows across Australia. Not to mention they’ve performed alongside Tash Sultana, Missy Higgins, Harry Manx (Canada) and even on stage with Rodrigo Y Gabriela at the Palais Theatre, which was met with a standing ovation by gig goers.
With their new album, “Malcura II”, arriving in 2020, Malcura take the listener on an epic sonic journey complete with an enthralling space-themed storyline. Featuring explorations of Gypsy Jazz, Swing, Surf Rock and Melodic Death Metal, Malcura build upon their signature “Heavy Flamenco” style, weaving through intricate arrangements with virtuoso musicianship and gusto.
The singles “Malcura” and “Captain Snus” are available now on all music platforms, along with their music videos, which can be found below.
- Blue Mountains Music Festival (NSW)
- Illawarra Folk Festival (NSW)
- New Years Evie (VIC)
- St. Kilda Festival (VIC)
- Bendigo Blues and Roots (VIC)
- Wallaby Creek (QLD)
- Tanglewood NYE Festival (VIC)
- Debut album nominated for Age Music Victoria Award.
- Over 8 Million views on “Gerudo Valley” Youtube video.
- Over 5000 records independently sold.
- Performed alongside Rodrigo y Gabriela (Mexico), Tash Sultana, Missy Higgins, Harry Manx (Canada), The Pierce Brothers and Archie Roach.