FatCat Records-signed trio Mazes have just introduced their new record, ‘Ores & Minerals’. They say it’s “far more original and broader than the first one” – ie 2011′s still-pretty-original ‘A Thousand Heys’ – something they will demonstrate when the new album is released on 18 Feb 2013.
The band’s Jack Cooper begins by talking about the new LP’s first track ‘Bodies’, saying: “It was the first song, like most of the album, written to repetitive loops and drones. The demo had an Arthur Russell drum loop, because it sounded [like] how Neil drums, so I guess that’s where we were at”.
He adds: “Without saying ‘there’s always been a dance element to our music’, I think we wanted to write songs that people might be able to move to, if the mood was to take them and there’s something incredibly satisfying in repetition”.
And now, a SoundCloud player featuring ‘Bodies’, a tracklisting, and a list of Mazes’ 2013 live dates:
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Ores & Minerals
19 Feb: Manchester, Soup Kitchen
20 Feb: York, Stereo
21 Feb: Glasgow, Broadcast
22 Feb: Liverpool, Camp And Furnace
23 Feb: Dublin, Workman’s Club
24 Feb: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
25 Feb: Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
26 Feb: Bristol, Louisiana
27 Feb: Brighton, Prince Albert
28 Feb: London, Birthdays