This high energy quintet from Tampa, FL combines a diverse range of influences including pop, alternative, hard rock, progressive rock, and even a little metal.
Vocalist Robin Carbonell and guitarist Adam Irizarry started what later became Malaya after the acquisition of drummer Dan Reitmeyer. Their first E.P. was recorded with producer Brooks Paschal (Versa Emerge, There For Tomorrow, Boyce Avenue, To Speak of Wolves) in March 2012; right about the time guitarist Dan O'Neill joined the group. Bassist Clayton Prather completed the lineup months later.
Since their formation Malaya has worked very diligently at the painstaking process of collaborative writing. They continue to add shows around Florida. The band is currently recording their first full-length album which is scheduled to release in October 2013.