Mazes formed in early 2009 in Manchester and began their life touring with Pens and Wavves before going on to play shows and tour with bands such as Deerhunter, Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, Box Elders, Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles. Their belief in recording live and very quickly to tape has meant that they already have a significant back catalogue, releasing their first two singles (the second a split with Spectrals) on Brighton’s Sex is Disgusting and a third on Suffering Jukebox to critical acclaim from blogs and the wider press. Mazes state that they ‘don’t work on anything too much due to circumstance and a quest for spontaneity.’ This approach is most exemplified by the mix tape that Mazes produced for Italian Beach Babes, which, in the grand tradition of Sebadohs ‘The Freed Weed’ and the series of Fucked Up mix tapes, contained 30 tracks of sketched out ideas, acoustic versions, alternative takes and samples. Mazes are a band that couldn’t be accused of overthinking anything, instead relying on a sharp instinct for a pop hook that had a critic comparing them earnestly to ‘the holy heights of The Clean, The Vaselines and Television Personalities’, whilst Marc Riley, on their recent BBC 6 music session called them a ‘ sort of really garagey Kinks.’


Ultimate Painting Shares “Ten Street”, Dates

UK duo Ultimate Painting, comprised of James Hoare (Veronica Falls) and Jack Cooper (Mazes), are set to release their self-titled debut album on October 28th via Trouble In Mind. They’ve already shared album tracks “Winter in Your Heart” and “Ultimate Painting” and today, they’re back with “Ten Street.” Having:

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MAZES share 'Notes Between F & E' video. Play show at Birthdays in London tonight w/ Fair Ohs and Cheatahs! MAZES' "Better Ghosts" is now out on FatCat.

MAZES Share ‘Notes Between F & E’ Video

Today, Mazes share the new video for Better Ghosts’ cut ‘Notes Between F & E’, directed by James Alcock and shot at a Blackface Ram sale in Stirling, Scotland; one of Britain’s oldest livestock auctions. James’ primary inspiration was Herzog’s,

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Mazes' "Better Ghosts" reviewed by Northern Transmissions. "Better Ghosts" comes out November 11th on FatCat Records.

Review Of “Better Ghosts” By ‘Mazes’

Acting like a conduit between their sophomore record, Ores and Minerals released in February of this year, the band’s acclaimed live show and what the future may hold, Mazes’ return swiftly with a mini LP, that goes by the name of Better Ghosts, so coined because according to bass player Conan Roberts,

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'Mazes' band member Jack Cooper chats with Northern Transmissions. Mazes upcoming album "Better Ghosts" comes out November 11th on FatCat.

Interview With Jack Cooper from ‘Mazes’

Well the manner in which we recorded that record lent itself to a lot of layering and overdubbing, so yeah it ended up quite guitar dense. If that’s what you mean than I guess this mini LP and the album we’re currently rehearsing are the opposite of that. When we started interpreting Ores,

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MAZES announce new UK tour dates in November + New mini-album, 'Better Ghosts' out 11th November on FatCat Records .. On tour in Europe this month

MAZES Announce New UK Tour Dates

Following February’s release of ‘Ores & Minerals’, Mazes return with ‘Better Ghosts’, a mini-album that blurs the lines between ‘Ores & Minerals’. The ten track mini-album will be released on 11th November via FatCat Records on vinyl and digital download.

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Watch 'Bodies' the new video from Mazes

MAZES unveil video for new single ‘Bodies’

“We set about trying to make a record that was far more original and broader than the first one… a representation of all the things that inspired us rather than a small portion. We began writing with us in mind…playing to our strengths

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