Route For The Underdog is a fortnightly half hour podcast dedicated to the best new emerging and unsigned artists. I regularly browse music sites like Bandcamp and Soundcloud looking for the latest underground releases from the newest bands from all over the world.

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Malk - Prehistoric EP

I reviewed the demo EP from Vancouver five-piece Malk back in May and I said then that they were a band to keep an eye and I have been proved right with this their wonderful debut four-song EP 'Prehistoric' which is due to be released on Cassette via Wiener Records December 13th.

Kicking off with the superb title track 'Prehistoric' which features a magnificent post-punk guitar riff. The brilliant 'Each other' follows; a song I featured on a previous RFTU podcast, albeit the demo version. This new version is slightly slower and darker...and it's all the better for that.

The anthemic lead single, 'Switch' (listen/download for NYOP on player below) is next up, and again some impressive fretwork is apparent, whilst the sensual female vocals take centre stage on last song 'Satellites' before the band shifts into top gear which makes for a fiery finish.