MAYPINE Unveil ‘Bend/Break’:
Brighton Alt-Rockers Release Emotive New EP
Alternative Rock Quintet MAYPINE are pleased to reveal their new EP ‘Bend/Break’, with vocalist Jase saying: “It is a record that portrays a struggle. Not only does the lyrical content reflect this, but it was a tough record to write. It’s definitely the truest reflection of our band and the music we want to create, with a real melting pot of influences that captures our vastly different musical tastes, to really sound the way we want MAYPINE to sound. I think we’re all extremely proud of what we managed to create and we’re really excited for people to hear it; we can only hope that it resonates with whomsoever listens to it in the way that it does with us.” You can get the self-released record physically (here) or digitally (here), which features recent singles ‘Give’ (here) and ‘Weather (here).
Completed by Becky on lead guitar/vocals, Dan on rhythm guitar/vocals, Tommy on bass/vocals and James on drums, MAYPINE’ formed in 2017, picking the name on the basis that it wouldn’t tie them to any specific genre. Previously playing and releasing material with more of a pop-punk leaning, they are firm in saying that ‘Bend/Break’ should be considered their debut release: “As a band, we decided to remove our debut EP from all streaming platforms. This is not to say we’re not proud of it, but we just felt that we needed to be as authentic as possible and to write songs that reflect who we are, not who we felt we needed to be.” Taking the new release’s name partly from the sport of American Football, it was also informed by the recent struggles that Jase has weathered: “Following a fire at my flat, my fiancée and I lost the majority of our things and had to rebuild. Obviously, this was an incredibly stressful time and I felt like I had the weight of the world on my shoulders and could bear no more burdens. However, I fought through and became a much stronger person in the face of adversity.”
Heading to The Ranch to record with engineers Neil Kennedy and Daly George, mastering duties were handled by Grant Berry at Fader. Taking inspiration from a Trophy Eyes documentary encouraged the band members, who are fans of an array of artists and genres, to “allow their separate influences to positively impact their writing, not just the obvious influences.” The result is an emotive, alternative rock burst, wearing its influences on its sleeve, taking inspiration from Boston Manor, Thrice, PVRIS and Nirvana. Jase concludes: “‘Bend/Break’ is a therapeutic record. I had so many emotions and so much frustration that I need to expel through music. It’s definitely helped the healing process.”
MAYPINE Self-Released EP ‘Bend/Break’ On 06/07/18. Get it:
Physical (CD & Ltd. 10” Vinyl) – maypineuk.bigcartel.com
Digital – http://itunes.apple.com/album/
MAYPINE’s Forthcoming Live Dates: 6th July – The Junction, Ashford | 7th July – The Slaughtered Lamb, London | 8th July – Bar 42, Worthing | 14th July – The Brass Monkey, Hastings | 19th August – Bournemouth | 1st September – Burn it Down Festival, Torquay
Watch Video ‘Give’ Now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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