MAYPINE releases music video for ‘GIVE’ and details upcoming EP Bend/Break

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.

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Review: MAYPINE – In The Back Of My Mind

20799924_453307101719264_463182109330886952_nThe UK pop punk scene is bursting with energy, showing a huge amount of determination, passion and all over fun interactions within the community. Brighton based MAYPINE joined the scene mid-2016, and have already taken thousands of listeners by storm. Taking their music to the stage, their notability came from the lively and exciting shows that really stuck in your mind and making you question, “who is MAYPINE?”

21272489_460910904292217_3812576184233086093_nIn The Back Of My Mind is their first recorded EP where Maypine took to Emeline Studios with producer Ian Sadler, who’s previously worked with artists such as ROAM and Homebound. The first track, ‘A Little Sooner’ is their facebook biography captured in one song, supporting evidence of Maypine being one of the most exciting pop-punk bands in the UK. ‘A Little Sooner’ is full of the kick of a pop-punk band, but combined with melodies of a trained guitar, Maypine have really taken their creativity and turned it into reality. It honestly feels like the picture you want to draw in your mind, and having it turn out better than expected. As we move into ‘North/South Divide’ the distinctive vocals become more appealing as you listen on. It’s easy to say that pop-punk is catchy through the instrumentals, but Maypine have vocally and musically created this anthem-esque music that could well and truly fill up venues with ease. Alternative clubs hear the likes of Neck Deep, sending the crowd into a flurry of excitement, and it’s quite easy to imagine Maypine following the same footsteps.

‘North/South Divide’ not only has the appeal of vocals, but an emphasis on the drums and bass proving that every instrument is vital to their overall sound. It’s very upbeat, promoting subconscious body jerks whether you like it or not. One thing to say about the production of In The Back Of My Mind is that it’s such a clear, modern sounding recording, that one of the most appealing aspects is the sound of traditional pop-punk which have likely been remastered for the ears of today’s upcoming generation. An example of this, is third track ‘Inside Out’ that really shows their ability to create a heavy hitting pop-punk sound and high energy. As a band, Maypine have a real chemistry between them, turning musical ideas into reality and being the pop-punk band we all didn’t know we needed. Their music fits into playlists beside Microwave, ROAM, Neck Deep, pre-American Idiot Green Day and even Blink 182. Pop-punk has expanded, changed and grown over the years, almost sounding completely different to how it started back in the early 90’s, but Maypine’s fresh take on the genre that so many have come to love is appealing across all generations. As ‘Inside Out’ progresses, we hear the heavy breakdown, representing and proving that their talents are far from being explored.

‘Never Far Apart’ is an acoustic song, that really compliments the voice of lead vocalist naaame filled with emotion and passion channeled through music. It’s actually quite a lyrically beautiful song, and eventually moves into the works of the whole band as the vocal emotion peaks, letting the instruments take over. It’s a masterpiece, in every sense of the word. The band have cleverly managed to draw emotion through every component, ending the song in the same relaxing way as it started, taking you through twilight. The EP does come to an end a little too soon as we hit the final track, ‘Day After Day.’ After the incredible display of talent throughout the compilation of songs, it’s only right that Maypine shows one last push of energetic spirits as they close In The Back Of My Mind. Constructed of melodic guitars, cadenced drums and an aggressive bassline, ‘Day After Day’ is the perfect ending for their first, massive step into the pop punk scene.

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