Wednesday 18 April 2012

Band To Check Out: Early Maze

Article by KevW

Combining those killer ingredients of pop melodies, walls of buzzing guitars and unrefined production are North Eastern trio Early Maze who've recently released their second album 'Were Our Bodies Ever Found?' Their sound is familiar but individual, placing itself between the feedback and reverb-heavy sugar-coated razorblades of The Jesus & Mary Chain and the hazey but upbeat shoegaze of early Ride. Fans of bands belonging to that branch of alternative music's past will find plenty to tuck in to here, as will those who've been wowed by the work of more recent groups such as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or A Place To Bury Strangers.

The fuzz-laden 'Taste For It' is a new non-album track which you can download below but it's worth investigating them in more depth so we've included two tracks from the new album: the chiming 'Miles Away' which harks back to the first steps of the fledgling Teenage Fanclub with its soaring harmonies and wash of scuzzy guitar, and also the video to recent single 'Show Some Speed' which is available on 7" with an exclusive B-side and is a feast for the ears of anyone who likes their music accessible but dirty and wilfully non mainstream.

Early Maze's website

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