Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


band members

Sivan - vocals, cello; Todd Mayhew - vocals, guitar, banjo, stomp


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The Blue Ruins, Tinpan Orange


Website

www.theaprilmazemusic.com

Bio

The April Maze are taking their music to the next level. With Agam’s soul-folk vocals likened to Cass Elliott accompanied by her ‘growling cello’ combined with Mayhew’s impassioned vocals and spirited banjo and guitar playing, their music glows with the streets of 70s San Francisco.

Their album 'Sleeping Storm' was produced by Tim Carr (Matt Corby, Gurrumul, Mark Ronson, JayZ, Flea) at 301 Studios Sydney and was crowd funded by dedicated fans of the duo. The April Maze’s essence is best caught live - their warm, intimate show will have you firmly addicted. With spectral dustbowl blues, vengeful hoedowns and pared back swoon songs the April Maze’s sound is for all-weather - to curl up with on rainy days, to hold fast to in inclement weather, or to dance to in a sun-soaked summer.

“Indie alt-folk, much influenced by the sound (and fashions) of 70s San Francisco, Agam’s voice a rich cocktail of dark molasses and sweet honey” Folking.com

“Quirky, endearing and engaging, their songs are delicately sparse, with room to breathe and expand, an impression augmented by only sparing use of percussion” The Oxford Times.

“An originality that is exciting and inspiring to experience live…with their rich, human vocals, the live show has an amazingly full and deep sound” The AU Review

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Apr 2013

Triple J
30

These guys really own this prog-ish folk rock sound.

These guys really own this prog-ish folk rock sound.