Matt Maltese singing ‘love songs for the end of the world’

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 August 2018

Matt Maltese.

Matt Maltese.


London artist Matt Maltese has released his debut album, featuring reworked versions of his previous singles.

Maltese is well known in music circles in south London, and his songwriting has won admiration on both sides of the Atlantic.

It was fitting, then, for him to create the coming-of-age album Bad Contestant at a recording studio in Los Angeles.

It received four-star reviews from the likes of Clash, NME and Q, with one critic describing it as containing ‘love songs for the end of the world’.

Another reviewer praised the record’s ‘to-the-bone depictions of young life’.

Maltese has announced his biggest run of UK tour dates to coincide with the release of Bad Contestant, including a date in Bristol.

He will perform at Thekla, in The Grove, on November 30 at 7pm.

Tickets, priced £11, are available at or on 01158 964456.

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