Hidden Door



MALKA is the alt-pop music project of Glasgow-based Tamara Schlesinger (formally of 6 Day Riot).

At the core of MALKA is honest song writing. Whether that’s day-glo, clattering brilliance or a pared-down hymnal for bedtime, Schlesinger always remains true to herself.

MALKA is queen of rhythm and reinvention… the multi-talented Glaswegian is a cultural powerhouse – Student Rag

Pristine, dynamic synthpop with just enough of a twist to keep those with an ear for quirk happy… earworm hooks, mesmeric percussive rhythms and neatly fashioned synth melodies – The National

In December 2020, MALKA curated one of our Hidden Door Live shows, Restrictions. Here’s her set from that show to get you in the mood…

Malka’s latest track (Alive) is quite a banger. Beat-heavy but also heavy on the vocals, it has an optimistic tone which is quite welcome in these hard times… nifty electro-shuffles to create something “ready for the floor” – Is The Music

A wondrous slice of dream pop, Schlesinger’s vibrant vocals a breath of fresh air – The Music Is My Radar