The Austin 100: Katie Malco "Creatures," from Malco's forthcoming full-length debut, taps briefly into the singer's softer side, but uses it primarily as a foil for a soaring string of marvelous, ever-grander choruses.
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The Austin 100: Katie Malco

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Katie Malco.

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Hometown: Northampton, England

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: U.K. singer-songwriter Katie Malco has released a smattering of songs over the years — mostly barren piano-and-voice recordings steeped in vulnerable melancholy — but none like last year's bracing and infectious rock-and-roll blowout "Creatures." The track, from Malco's forthcoming full-length debut, taps briefly into the singer's softer side, but uses it primarily as a foil for a soaring string of marvelous, ever-grander choruses.

Listen to Katie Malco's "Creatures"

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