EP Review: MAINES – SPRING

Ever looked for a band that combines a nostalgic taste of alternative rock with the modern sounds of today’s hybrid genre? A sound so carefully crafted that it not only includes a balanced distortion on their riffs, but clean melodies and even a little tease of guitar solos that hasn’t really come up a lot in modern music. Brought to you from Conwy, North Wales, MAINES is built up of four members that create the memorable sounds found in their latest EP, Spring.

Made up of six songs, Spring leaves no area untouched. The EP shows various talents in areas of songwriting, such as the intro to Malkovich, the guitar work in Spider Skull, and the chorus in The Battle of Ventral Pallidum for an example. The EP’s tone shifts through the motions, displaying the musical range that MAINES has.

‘You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep Spring from coming’.

For fans of a plethora of genres, Spring has a lot to offer, with something that will stand out to most listeners. If there’s one thing to say, is that bring the first EP I have listened to from MAINES, it brings an excitement of anticipation for future endeavours, and a need to find out how the band plays live – from the sound, I can guess it’s a spectacle.

Spring is available to stream and purchase from BandCamp for £5.

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