Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The Maybes - September Weekend

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

Firstly, we should make it clear that Glasgow band The Maybes are a totally different group to former Liverpool indie types The Maybes? who split back in 2010, coincidentally the same year that these Scots got together. This quartet began by writing acoustic songs and playing a few gigs; testing the water if you like, but now, three years on, they sound bigger, confident and like they could leave an impression on the guitar world. Latest single 'September Weekend' was released last month as part of a series of seven releases by seven bands on the same day, all on different subsidiaries of Feast Records.

This track begins with a fairly typical rock riff, but a decent one, and heads directly into alt-rock of the kind we hear a lot of, although this is done well. As the song progresses it improves too, with that riff becoming lodged in your head and the male/female vocals sounding great. Following a guitar solo, things turn a little more bluesy before they pick the whole song up by increasing the pace and inserting a stronger melody. It's something of a surprise that a song which appears quite routine at first ends up as something far more impressive. Good stuff.

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