Mallee Songs began as the bedroom recording project of Michael Skinner. Recording in improvised bursts and using whatever was on hand, Skinner collated twenty-odd tracks inspired by the freewheeling of Palace Music and the damaged Americana of Jackie-O Motherfucker. A remastered collection of these early home recordings – Gum Creek and Other Songs – was released in April 2014. Mallee Songs, as a live band featuring Pascal Babare and James Allen (Pascal Babare & Teeth), and Gerard Smith, re-imagines these inward looking experiments as dynamic live songs, recalling the fuzzy outbursts of Galaxie 500 and Yo La Tengo. Mallee Songs’ first full band album is set to be released in early 2015.