Vampire Diaries star Michael Malarkey tackles the introverted life of an actor on new track

Michael Malarkey
Actor turned singer-songwriter Michael Malarkey returns with yet another gem of a song called Captain Solitaire, where he tackles the introverted life of an actor. Loving his rich, baritone vocals backed by a production and instrumentation that challenged the boundaries of modern folk music. Stream it below!

Captain Solitaire is the title track of his upcoming 3-track EP set to arrive on May 23rd on Hudson Records. Self-described as neuva-Americana poetry, the new songs are a further development of the songwriting and production that hit fans ears on debut album Mongrels back in 2017.
I was very excited to listen to this EP and get my fix on new Michael Malarkey music and I am definitely impressed. Second track Friends references the difficulties balancing a ridiculous filming schedule with touring, further embellishing the theme of the loneliness revealed in the EP. My personal favourite is the Nick Cave-inspired Bloody Nose, because of its melancholy vibe and solemn piano keys. Simply stunning and I can't stop listening to it!!

This EP is an expressive show reel of tangled emotions and a reflection on the ambivalence of isolation in the modern world; building on the narrative of the album that preceded it and giving a nod at what’s to come.

Malarkey is currently co-starring with Sheffield’s Sean Bean in new series The Oath.

Captain Solitaire EP will drop Wednesday 23rd May 2018 via Hudson Records, just before Malarkey heads on a 17-date European tour (dates below) including shows in London, Glasgow and Ireland.


May 24th – Amsterdam, Melkweg
May 25th – Hasselt, Café Café
May 26th – Paris, La Maroquinerie
May 27th – Antwerp, Kavka
May 28th – Hamburg, Nochtspeicher
May 30th – Frankfurt, Das Bett
May 31st – Zurich, Plaza
June 1st – Munich, Strom
June 2nd – Vienna, Wuk
June 4th – Brno, Fléda
June 5th – Krakow, Zet Pe Te
June 6th – Kosice, Tabacka Kulturfabrik
June 7th – Budapest, Durer Kert
June 9th – Bucharest, Hard Rock Café
June 15th – London, Omeara
June 16th – Dublin, Whelan’s
June 17th – Glasgow, King Tuts