About Us

The Malthusian Trap is an electronic indie band who have become quickly known for their driving beats, catchy bass lines, stand out guitar riffs and lyrical content. The band is inspired by the iconic bands of the Madchester era, rave culture, and UK grime. Their self released debut EP Palpitations was pressed onto vinyl and received acclaim not just for its beefy sound but it’s aesthetic design qualities as it was an artistic collaboration with the critically acclaimed street artist Mr Skillmatik.  The EP was recorded at Batter Street Studios in Devon and was mastered by the multi-award-winning StarDelta Mastering who has worked with a whole host of internationally acclaimed artists.

Ever since bursting onto the scene in Early 2016 The Malthusian Trap have been regular performers in legendary live music venues across the UK as well as playing sporadic dates in Europe. Their sound has been championed by many including blog writers, BBC Introducing and industry heads.

Fast forward to 2019 and The Malthusian Trap have recently moved into their own rehearsal space which is affectionally known as The Heavy Bag and they have been busy writing new music and polishing their new sound.  The band has just recorded their second EP, Culture Test at MU Studios in Sheffield with renowned live sound engineer Jonathan Burton who has worked with the likes of The Prodigy and Bombay Bicycle Club.  The EP is set for release in winter 2019, so watch this space!!!!

Past gigs

The Malthusian Trap have taken their unique sounds all over the UK and into Europe.  Here is a small list of some of the venues we’ve frequented:

Night & Day Cafe, Manchester |The Jacaranda, Liverpool | The Finsbury, London | The Underground, Plymouth | 229 Venue, London | West Street Live, Sheffield | Amersham Arms, London | Grinagog Festival, Torquay | Apple & Parrot, Torquay | The Islington, London | Bay View Festival, Torquay | Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham | Hamburger Hoff, Minden | OMA, Weimar | Lndwurm, Hannover | Pooca Bar, Hamburg | Hanger 49, Berlin | Barrell House Ballroom, Totnes | Party in The Town | Verve Bar | The Junction, Plymouth | Fishermans Arms, Plymouth | B Bar, Plymouth | Exeter Phoenix | Exeter Cavern |