Mallory Knox announce departure of singer Mikey Chapman

Bassist Sam Douglas will take over vocal duties

Vocalist Mikey Chapman has parted ways with Mallory Knox, the band have confirmed.

The singer, who has been part of Mallory Knox since their inception in 2009, put out three records with the group – 2013 debut ‘Signals’, 2014’s ‘Asymmetry’ and ‘Wired’, released last year.

“After nearly 9 years together, today we announce that Mikey has decided to part ways with Mallory Knox,” the band said in a statement. “As a band we respect his decision and wish him well for the future.”

Rather than replace Chapman, assist Sam Douglas will take up vocal duties moving forward – check out the band’s new look line-up below.

In addition to the big news, the band have revealed a bunch of intimate tour dates – check out those below.

Mon April 16 2018 – BRIGHTON Haunt
Tue April 17 2018 – CARDIFF Globe
Wed April 18 2018 – EXETER Cavern
Fri April 20 2018 – STOKE Sugarmill
Sun April 22 2018 – GLASGOW King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Mon April 23 2018 – MANCHESTER Rebellion
Tue April 24 2018 – BIRMINGHAM Mama Rouxs
Thu April 26 2018 – NOTTINGHAM Bodega

Last year, Chapman discussed the changing face of mental health discourse with NME. The  band deal with their own struggles with depression and anti-depressants on their recent single ‘Better Off Without You’.

“People have said that we’ve expressed their feelings amazingly well, or opened them up to thinking in a different way. They’ve thanked us for even just highlighting it,” the singer told NME. “There’s just this undertow of ‘lets not talk about it because we don’t understand it’ in our society at the moment, and it still feels like the elephant in the room. A lot of people don’t understand because mental health is a very subjective thing and it’s a very difficult thing to understand if you haven’t been through it yourself. People find it very difficult to talk about.

“I know a lot of people like Stormzy and Professor Green have spoken out about it quite prevalently. It’s allowing mental health to become a comfortable conversation about because people they look up to are being open about it. Our music helping with the understanding and promotion of mental health awareness is an incredible thing, and a wonderful bi-product of something we wrote to help ourselves.”