Abbotsford band makes semifinals in battle of the bands

Malk competes in Vancouver contest

The Abbotsford band Malk has been named as a semifinalist in a Vancouver battle-of-the-bands competition.

The Abbotsford band Malk has been named as a semifinalist in a Vancouver battle-of-the-bands competition.

A five-piece band from Abbotsford has been named as a semifinalist in a battle-of-the-bands contest being hosted by a Vancouver campus radio station.

Malk advanced on Nov. 11 past the first round of the Shindig 2014 contest hosted by CiTR radio.

The contest has been running annually since 1983. First prize includes two days and one night of recording, the mastering of five songs, two hours of free labour, a two-page feature in Discorder Magazine, and more.

Malk next competes on Jan. 20, leading up to the finals in February.

Meanwhile, the band will release its “Prehistoric” EP on Dec. 13 through a label based in Orange County called Wiener Records.

The EP will be released on cassette tape and through digital download.

It will be available at Freewheelin’ Records in Historic Downtown Abbotsford and at various Vancouver record stores. The digital download will be available the same day.