It’s not weird in the slightest to find yourself waiting patiently for the postman to deliver you a record. Least of all when that record is of the quality of the latest from Lurgan’s own son Steven Scullion aka Malojian.
On Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home, this, his fourth album under the Malojian moniker, we find a very assured and confident Steven delivering one of 2017’s albums of the year.
The album opens with the beautiful ‘Some New Bones’. A builder to introduce the laid back and steady sound he has built for this album. ‘Hanging on the Glow’ has a beautiful swagger about it, the strings and slide guitar lend it a countrified lushness but that laid back vibe remains constant and comforting.
‘Ambulance Song’ has an off-kilter rich eastern flavour like a Turkish delight wrapped in a double chocolate gateau; completely impossible to resist seconds. I guarantee this one will be running around your head for days after hearing it.
The title track brings proceedings to a close. Featuring a guest appearance from Scottish indie legend Gerard Love on bass and backing vocals. Ramping the energy levels up with fuzz guitar, those unmistakable Love backing vocals and a stunning melody that Grandaddy would absolutely kill for. This is where we hear what Malojian are truly capable of.
He’s right you know, your beauty does come from deep inside your bones. If that’s weird then I’m in!
Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home is available to buy now.