Brighton based pop-punk quintet, MAYPINE has released a music video for the most recent track ‘Give.’
Filmed in St Peter’s Church in Brighton for its architectural features, the cinematography for ‘Give’ highlights energy MAYPINE puts into their music. Vocalist Jase explains “The video follows the EP colour scheme, with red lighting filling a dark space with moments of bright white light at key moments of the song. As a performance video for our first single, it gives people a glimpse of what our live shows are like.”
The track features a heavy emphasis on cadenced drumming, with the tight snare complimenting the deep sound of the bass drum as it moves it’s way around and pushing out the symbols with epic force. MAYPINE have risen to one of the best rising pop-punk bands to come from the UK and for good reason. ‘Give’ shows the talents that the band has as a unit with ferocious, unrelenting sound with layers of depth and intertwining instrumental tracks. The distinctive sound that MAYPINE has conjured brings them further into the spotlight as they edge closer to the release of upcoming EP Bend/Break. ‘Give’ was recently premiered on BBC Radio 1, and is quickly becoming a highly anticipated release for this year. Due on July 6th, the band revealed that Bend/Break should be considered as their debut EP. “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.” According to MAYPINE, upcoming Bend/Break is a much truer representation of the band, feeling as though they have truly found their sound.
“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,” vocalist Jase comments. “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.”
With a variety of influences, MAYPINE reveals that Bend/Break includes a variety of the band’s inspirations as they head on further into their career. Primarily influenced by bands such as PVRIS, Boston Manor, Thrice and Nirvana, MAYPINE headed to The Ranch to work with Neil Kennedy and George Daly with mastering duties left with Grant Berry at Fader. The four-track EP is due for release on July 6th with pre-orders live now by clicking here for physical copies or here for digital.