Review: Mazes – ‘Salford’

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Who needs coffee when you’ve got the energetic, indie rock tones of Mazes to wake you up on a morning? Not me, that’s for sure. The British lo-fi trio are back with their third studio album “Wooden Aquarium” in September.

One of the tracks on the album is “Salford”, a 90s-indebted ode to the Greater Manchester city, near to where the band formed. As they managed with lead single “Astigmatism”, ‘Salford’ features quick bursts of fierce riffs with ferocious vocals to match.

The male vocals of Jack Cooper and the female vocals of Heather Strange spill over each other, as they trade statements such as “I have hidden layers” and “I wear my hair long”. It may sound bizarre, but it fits into the style and feel of the track quite comfortably.

“Salford” is taken from Mazes’ third studio album “Wooden Aquarium”, which will be released on the 8th of September on Fat Cat Records.

Mazes are an English indie rock band, that formed in Manchester in 2009. The band consists of Jack Cooper on vocals and guitar, Conan Roberts on bass and Neil Robinson on drums.

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