Molly Payton released her mini-album Slack on Friday October 1st via The Orchard. The London-based 20-year-old has recently returned from a long stint in her homeland of New Zealand, where she created Slack remotely with her frequent collaborator Oli Barton-Wood (Nilüfer Yanya, Porridge Radio, Sorry), as well as Grammy-award winning producer Jimmy Hogarth (Sia, Amy Winehouse) and British songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich. She recently played festivals including Liverpool Sound City, Pitchfork Music Festival Paris and Amsterdam’s London Calling, as well as joining Oscar Lang on his October UK tour.
‘January Summers’ followed earlier singles set to appear on the coming mini-album, including ‘Honey’ (recently BBC Radio 1 Introducing’s Track Of The Week), ‘You Cut Me So Much Slack’, and ‘When Skies Were Always Blue’. Slack follows Molly’s breakout EP Porcupine, released last Autumn to wide critical acclaim, including Pigeons & Planes, Dork, The Line of Best Fit, Steve Lamacq at 6Music and Jack Saunders at BBC Radio 1. It also caught the ears of fellow artists, including Arlo Parks, who chose Molly to appear alongside her takeover of Spotify’s ‘Our Generation’ playlist, commenting of Molly’s music “there was just this sense of rawness and earnestness that really reminded me of things that I’ve lived myself.”