Lake Malice release new single

Lake Malice have released another slice of irresistibly glitched-up, anthemic heaviness in their new single ‘Stop The Party’. A vibrant and innovative track, taking as much inspiration from hyperpop as it does the world of metal, ‘Stop The Party’ reflects vocalist Alice Guala’s experience dealing with social anxiety and depression in a post-pandemic world. “When things went back to normal, I felt like there was a veiled expectation for people to catch-up on social events – from birthday parties to gigs and festivals,” she explains. “As a person who suffered with anxiety and depression most of her adult life, it was extremely difficult to switch my social skills back on, and that’s when my depression reached its lowest points (hence wanting to “stop the party”, where the party represents life).”

This three minute rollercoaster of rage and nihilism is expressed through a polished production and mix by Grammy nominated producer Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Nova Twins, Bullet For My Valentine). Guitarist Blake Cornwall (the other half of Lake Malice) rains down the riffs.

The zombie-riddled music video which accompanies the track was inspired by ‘The Last Of Us’, as the series started airing when the band were putting together the storyboard for the clip. Guala says: “We knew we wanted the video to be a party, but then we added the zombie element to represent that feeling of unease and anxiety you can easily get, being in a social setting. So yeah, it turned out to be a zombie party.”

‘Stop The Party’ follows on from the explosive eclecticism of ‘Black Turbine’ and ‘Magic Square’, which both came out last year and received love on BBC Radio 1 Future Alternative, Future Artists, Kerrang! and Rock Sound, to name just a few. Lake Malice have shared stages with some of the UK’s best underground heavy talent such as Hacktivist and InVisions, and they’ve just been announced as main support to Bloodywood across the UK and Europe in March. They’re also playing various festivals in the coming months including Download and 2000trees.

Tour with Bloodywood:
02 March Klub Hybrydy Warsaw, Poland
05 March Zoom Frankfurt, Germany
06 March Die Kantine Köln, Germany
07 March Im Wizemann Stuttgart, Germany
08 March Merleyn Nijmegen, Netherlands
09 March Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
11 March LOGO Hamburg, Germany
12 March Pumpehuset Copenhagen, Denmark
13 March Lido Berlin, Germany
14 March Rock Café Praha 1, Czech Republic
15 March Backstage Halle Munich, Germany
17 March Arena Wien Wien, Austria
19 March Slaughter Club Paderno Dugnano, Italy
20 March Dynamo Zürich, Switzerland
21 March LE TRABENDO (Parc de la Villette) Paris, France
22 March La Madeleine Brussels, Belgium
24 March Patterns Brighton, United Kingdom
25 March The Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
26 March The Garage Glasgow, United Kingdom
28 March Manchester Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
29 March The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom
30 March Electric Ballroom London, United Kingdom
31 March O2 Institute Birmingham, United Kingdom

Further festival dates:
25 March Collision Day Fest Bedford, United Kingdom
15 April Lume Festival London, United Kingdom
20 May Submit Fest Rotterdam, Netherlands
10 June Download Festival Donington, United Kingdom
06-09 July 2000trees Festival Cheltenham, United Kingdom
09 Sept Burn It Down Festival Torquay, United Kingdom