Vampire Diaries actor Michael Malarkey releases, tours on debut, Mongrels (2017)

What comes first? The actor or the songwriter? For Michael Malarkey, the writer came first, then the self-taught musician, rapidly followed by the self-made actor. Michael’s journey as a musician started when he began placing guitar parts behind his passion of writing copious amounts of poetry. Embracing the use of words to build tempo, Malarkey’s debut album Mongrels is the scribbling’s of a restless creative, battling to contain his nomadic spirit within his compositions.
Recorded and produced by Malarkey himself in Atlanta, Georgia, alongside Tom Tapley and Brandon Bush, the collaborators provided a definite Nashville influence, which is apparent throughout yet doesn’t suffocate the record into the country genre by any means.

Mongrels was released September 8, 2017 via Cap On Cat Records and Malarkey will be touring Europe and the UK in support of the record this Fall.
Here are the dates:
23 Oct – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
24 Oct – Norwich, Epic Studios
25 Oct – Manchester, Star & Garter
26 Oct – Liverpool, Studio 2
27 Oct – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
28 Oct – London, Thousand Island
29 Oct – London, Thousand Island
22 Nov – Rome, Ouirinetta
23 Nov – Milan, Salumeria Della Musica
24 Nov – Barcelona, Sala Bikini
26 Nov – Warsaw, Hybrydy
27 Nov – Prague, Roxy
28 Nov – Berlin, Privatclub
29 Nov – Cologne, Luxor
30 Nov – Amsterdam, Melkweg (SOLD OUT)
1 Dec – Hasselt, Cafe Café – (SOLD OUT)
2 Dec – Paris, Point Éphémére