Article Contributed by 37-Media | Published on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Baltimore quintet, Mallow Hill are set to release their second single “Smoke” on July 19 – pre-save HERE.  “I think a lot of people will be able to relate to this song for several different reasons,” says singer Mikayla Joseph.  “Writing it was my way of expressing what it’s like to deal with someone you love struggle with addiction and substance abuse and how it presents itself in relationships. It healed my heart just a little bit. Fighting the demons that push you into a place where you become dependent on drugs and alcohol is hard enough by itself, trying to do it alone is even harder. And loving an addict is heartbreaking.”

Recorded at famed 3Sirens in Nashville, “Smoke” was produced, arranged, and co-written by Grammy-nominated Dex Green (Elvis Costello, Margo Price, Nicole Atkins, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Shemekia Copeland).  He also played synth, mellotron, and organ for the track.  The song was engineered by Joe Costa (Ben Folds, Caitlin Rose, Amanda Palmer), Jack Lawrence plays bass (The Raconteurs, Dead Weather, Jack White). Mallow Hill’s debut album will be released later this year.

Mallow Hill just released their debut song “Thinkin’ Bout My Baby” on June 7 – listen HERE.  Get Some Magazine says the song “is four minutes of steamy blues rock, boasting one of the fiercest singers in the game, a wonderfully fuzzed out bass tone, haunting guitar and keyboard melodies, topped off with perfect pocket drumming.”  Main Line Today says, “Hop on the bandwagon this weekend and say you were a fan before they were big with Baltimore-based blues rockers Mallow Hill.” Rock & Blues Muse says the band “ignites a fresh flame in modern blues and rock & roll, crafting a blend of raw emotion, pulsating rhythms, and electrifying melodies.” The News Journal / Delaware Online says they give “…modern blues and rock-n-roll a shot in the arm, creating tunes that mix electric melodies and bouncy rhythms with raw emotion.” Modern Frequency says, “Mikayla’s blues drenched vocals might make Elle King a bit jealous. If their new single ‘Thinkin’ Bout My Baby’ has the Baltimore scene all riled up, imagine what kind of damage their debut LP will make when it comes out later this year. Mallow Hill steeps itself in today’s rich modern rock scene that follows in the footsteps of The Black Keys and others who are striving for a blues revolution.” See the full interview HERE.  The band will perform on CoastLife  later this June, date TBD.

Mallow Hill sparks a bright light into modern-day blues and rock & roll creating music that melds together a mesmerizing symphony of raw emotion, pulsating rhythms, and electrifying melodies. The band channels an eclectic mix of musical inspiration including Gary Clark Jr, The Black Pumas, Marcus King Band, Led Zeppelin, and The Black Keys, among others, to shape their unique sonic identity.

The name, Mallow Hill pays homage to the street in Baltimore where the band’s origin story began. The street “Mallow Hill” has always served a purpose as a headquarters for music creation and collaboration, with an open door policy that has been established by band leader and founder, Danny Gwinn.  This hub of musical creativity and collaboration eventually led to his introduction to Mikayla, helping to gradually shape the musical sound and soul that is Mallow Hill. It was this framework that led to the emergence and establishment of the band.

After near sell out performances in and around the Baltimore, Virginia, Eastern Shore area, Mallow Hill have already gained a strong following in the region. They will be performing several dates this summer (see below) with more dates to be added soon.

Mallow Hill is Mikayla Joseph (vocals), Danny Gwinn (guitar), Mac Dignam (keys), John Menefee (drums), and Chris Reynolds (bass, harmonica, vocals).

Mallow Hill Tour Dates:

July 19 - 118 North in Wayne, PA

July 20 - Still Partners in Sea Cliff, NY