Mapletons

Mapletons

BandAlternativeFolk

Mapletons formed in late 2007 and have already had a lot of airplay on Triple J and Rage and have supported Whitley on his national tour. “I heard Sarah Howells play this on air and it brought me to a standstill. Beautiful stuff.” Richard Kingsmill Triple J

Biography

The new EP is called Canyon Falls and was mixed by Emerson Bavinton and Mastered by Matthew Gray. It has three new songs – The Fire Bridge (3.51), Happy Waiting (2.37) and All the birds have flown away (4.24).
.............................................................................................................................................................................
Latest on Mapletons (2008):

- feature artist on the Triple J Unearthed homepage (triplejunearthed.com)

- feature artist on the MySpace Australia homepage (myspace.com.au)

- Gained praise from Whitley: “Mapletons are a serious talent. They're destined for great things. Remember the little people when you’re tearing it up. We wouldn’t be surprised if I’m playing support for you one day!”

- “These two Brisbane boys are onto something special and I can’t wait to hear more from them. 7.5/10” Tsunami

- ‘...Mapletons' Derek Orr and Kane Mazlin could be Brisbane's next big musical exports’ MX Brisbane

- “[Plastic People] projects a euphoric floating feeling” Scene Magazine

- “…simple and organic…tangible poignancy” Rave Magazine

- “…pleasantly mellow” Beat Magazine

- “A beautifully crafted song, with hauntingly gorgeous vocals... Santa Barbara has a well-rounded sound that made me surprised when I found out these guys are a 2-piece! Simple, gorgeous, and very beautiful.” Sarah Howells Triple J

- “I heard Sarah Howells play this on air and it brought me to a standstill. Beautiful stuff.” Richard Kingsmill Triple J

- “A simple structure, a haunting melody and a nice tight recording. Downbeat, downtempo and downright lovely.” Vijay Khurana Triple J
.............................................................................................................................................................................

Lyrics

Happy Waiting

Written By: Mapletons

Happy waiting
...waiting here
I'm patient, for the tide to push me out.
Floating through the afternoon, I'm waiting here, I'll stay right here.
Night time comes in Canyon Falls, it's time to fall in Canyon Falls.

The Fire Bridge

Written By: Mapletons

Step back too far, in the mire, no need to pretend. How far they've come, how far they'll fall down. Impossible to mend. You're nothing more, than a faded picture, in a book called How To Lose. Unholy trees, filled with dappled apples, blood spots on sheets of snow. Burning bridges, sinking like stones in the snow cones, melting rainbows, bleed all the colours into one. Neutral eyes, they're paralyzing, didn't let me know. The night's for sad, morning is forgotten, didn't take me home.

All the Birds Have Flown Away

Written By: Mapletons

Weeping old eyes, cold wind through my sole. Tracks, left in dew, lead me away but where can I stay, I'm lonely and darkness surrounds me, killing noise with your voice, wondering thoughts, distorted on course. Go to the mountain climb, the birds have flown away. Sunshine through windows frame an old man passing by. His missing some teeth but young underneath, I feel weak. Not many cross here. Misty sea waved won't behave, rested and wild won't stop 'till I speak. All the birds have flown away, meadows below, we drank bottles of wine, peach petals on snow. All the birds.

Plastic People

Written By: Mapletons

Think I'm going to die, think I'm going to feel it, think it's going to be tonight. Think I want to run, don't think I'm going to make it, that's no way to say goodbye. I don't know why, those plastic people cry and they lie, superstitious, I don't know why a soothing lullaby, I don't know why, there's plastic people. Think I'm going to fly, through those clouds I'm leaving, like a kite fresh air I'm breathing. So low I'm high and my feet are freezing think I'm living now.

Discography

2008 - Santa Barbara EP
2008 - Canyon Falls EP

Set List

Same Words, Plastic People, All the birds have flown away, The Fire Bridge, We've only got today, Happy Waiting, Santa Barbara.