Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder is Back with a Solo Album

Cabaret Voltaire co-founder and frontman Stephen Mallinder will release a new solo album on Dais.

Tick Tick Tick, Mallinder’s second album for the Brooklyn, New York label, further distills his fusion of minimal synth and wonky disco into a suite of nine tracks recorded at MemeTune Studios in Cornwall. We’re told that the British musician channels the “temporal malaise” of lockdown and that lyrically the record is “rich with allusions and associative linguistics.”

“Music should draw you in; lyrics should make you think,” Mallinder says. “Most interpretation is misinterpretation.”

While steering Cabaret Voltaire through the 1980s, Mallinder was already busy piecing together his first solo album, Pow Wow. Since the album’s release in 1982, Mallinder continued recording with his electro projects Wrangler, Creep Show, Hey Rube, and Kula. Then, in 2019, he returned with Um Dada, his first solo album in over 35 years, which was laced with left-field house and cut-up sound collages.


01. Contact
02. ringdropp
03. Galaxy
04. Wasteland
05. Hush
06. Shock to the Body
07. Guernica Gallery
08. The Trial
09. tick tick tick

Tick Tick Tick LP is scheduled for July 15 release. Meanwhile, you can stream “Hush” in full via the player below and pre-order here.

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