August 9, 2017 |

MAYPINE – In The Back Of My Mind

MAYPINE – In The Back Of My Mind

August 9, 2017 |

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Brighton pop punk rockers, Maypine are a fairly new band on the block. Formed last year, the band released their new EP, In The Back Of My Mind, on 4th August. They take influence from the usual suspects and fit suitably into the British pop punk scene but there's something else there too.

The opening track of the record bounds in like some sort of pop punk puppy. It twists about and lands into a conveyor belt verse that pulls you along with the song. The vocals over top possess a character of their own, balancing traditional pop punk styles with the vocalists own personal style. It might sound small but this makes their music all the more memorable, an audible signature. The chorus sounds triumphantly in an undeniable way. An instrumental section and even a surprise guitar solo wait towards the end of the track. The band aren't afraid to do things differently to other pop punk acts.

North South Divide is up next. It opens up with a riff that gets the nostalgia senses tingling, conjuring images of early 00s pop punk acts. While the band are happy to be different they still respect traditions. The guitars chug the song along between each big chorus. There's a recurring theme on this release and that's sing-along choruses. The building bridge towards the end of the track capitalises on their affinity for catchy lyrics and gang vocals before the song blasts its chrous for the final time.