Dead Maids

Dead Maids

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While reflecting the post-rock realm of their contemporaries, Dead Maids minimal instrumentation gives them an atmosphere of their own.

Biography

Dead Maids is a 3-piece post-rock band from Bath, UK, including Robin Heading (drums), Dave Joy (bass) and Chris Dowling-Holmes (guitar). The band formed in 2005 under the name Monster Bastard Project, before they became Dead Maids at the end of 2007. They have spent the last two years making a name for themselves in the southwest of England, and are now looking to widen their fanbase with dates across the country, as well as travelling to the U.S. in June. They were one of the first bands to be personally invited to play this year’s Terrastock festival in Louisville, Kentucky, where they will be playing alongside bands such as Mono, Grails, Oneida, Acid Mother’s Temple, Wooden Shjips, Kinski and Bardo Pond.
While reflecting the post-rock realm of their contemporaries, Dead Maids’ minimal instrumentation gives them an atmosphere of their own. The heavier stoner-rock-influenced sections sporadically descend into pure noise, but never for too long: a focal point of the band’s strengths is the ability to manipulate the quieter, clean and melodic moments into dramatic peaks that can evolve into a more metallic riff, or take another melodic tack. Due to record their album with Steve Albini in July, their debut EP is an insight into their forte - the live performance. The tracks span minimalistic single-instrument breaks, spoken-word samples, full-band onslaughts and melodies that rise, spiral and weave, leading you to euphoric endings, or beginnings.

Discography

31.03.08 - EP; Death of the Monster Bastard Project