After spending a weekend attending and travelling back from Alcopopalooza III at the Windmill in Brixton it's only right that Keep Pop Loud draws attention to one of the out-and-out highlights of the event by justly awarding Track of the Week to Katie Malco.
Fife born and London based, the singer songwriter describes herself as "Pop music for people that don't like Tinie Tempah and so on". An excellent description if ever there was one. It'd be very easy to compare her gentle acoustic sound to the mega-successful Laura Marling, but there's more of a sonic link to Sheffield's Monkey Swallows The Universe, especially on 'Florence Nightingale's House.'.
As far as I'm able to remember (I'm tired and I forgot to take a pen) this track came close to (or at) the end of Katie's set out in the beer garden. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong however.
Where I can guarantee that I'm right is in saying that the packed garden was entirely wowed at this set from an amazingly talented woman. Despite multiple intrusions her songs captivated until the end and closed the outdoor section of the mini-festival perfectly... paving the way for a tasty BBQ.
There's definitely going to be more coverage of Katie Malco on Keep Pop Loud in the future, but in the meantime you can listen to 'Florence Nightingale's House.' as well as some of Katie's other songs over at her myspace page and stream or buy the EP Four Goodbyes from her bandcamp