Lake Malice have shared their new single Stop The Party ahead of a gig at Manchester Academy 2 later this month.
New track Stop The Party finds Lake Malice reacting to dealing with social anxiety and depression in a post-pandemic world. As vocalist Alice Guala explains, “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. 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).”
The track is accompanied by a zombie-riddled music video inspired by The Last Of Us. “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” adds Alice Guala.
The track follows om from last year’s Black Turbine and Magic Square.
Lake Malice will be performing at a string of festivals across the UK including Download Festival and 2000 Trees.
They will also perform Manchester Academy 2 in March, supporting Bloodywood.
When do Lake Malice perform at Manchester Academy 2?
Lake Malice support Bloodywood at Manchester Academy 2 on 28 March 2023. The Manchester gig is one of seven UK dates they are performing on their tour with Bloodywood:
24 March – Brighton, Patterns
25 March – Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
26 March – Glasgow, The Garage
28 March – Manchester, Manchester Academy
29 March – Bristol, The Fleece
30 March – London, Electric Ballroom
31 March – Birmingham, O2 Institute
Image of Lake Malice courtesy Pearl Cook