Maydays

Maydays

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Maydays have an exciting and unique sound which blends the dynamics of The Walkmen with the pop sensibilities of Belle and Sebastian, Aberfeldy and other notable Scottish acts, before landing (rather nicely) somewhere in the middle.

Biography

Maydays first rolled out of bed up in the far north of Scotland, 16 miles from John O’Groats; a naive two guitars, bass and drums outfit, with the last to raise their hand becoming singer. They knocked a few horrendously rough recordings together, uploaded them to Myspace and two weeks later were playing the Zanzibar in Liverpool (They once supported the boy from 90’s Scouse band ‘Space’ there too but that’s another story). Not long after, they found themselves in Edinburgh, where things heated up a little with offers to play a few club nights in London - namely Way Out West - and some A&R interest from a fellow that wanted to pay for demo recordings with the intention of punting them to Vertigo Records. The opportunity perhaps came a little too soon for a young band who had only just made the transition to city life. Anyways, new singer enters, new singer leaves. Original singer becomes organ player. New bass player and current singer enter equalling Maydays in its most confident sounding, musically competent and creatively diverse current form. Maydays have an exciting and unique sound which blends the dynamics of The Walkmen with the pop sensibilities of Belle and Sebastian, Aberfeldy and other notable Scottish acts, before landing (rather nicely) somewhere in the middle. The band also makes the most of influences such as The Band, Beatles and Creedance to create fresh, memorable and easily accessible songs.

Discography

Eps: The band that cried wolf was released in late 2010 and recieved airplay on amazing radio and numerous podcasts throughout Britain, including Jim Gellatly's new music show and Netsounds unsigned.

In 2011 the band recorded three songs which they then released as free downloads in May. Eternal Optimist from the EP recieved radioplay on Ally Mccrae's Radio 1 introducing show as well as plays on Jim Gellatly's New music, Netsounds and a host off podcasts and student radio shows.

Single: 'By appointment to ...' was released on Bedford Records in August 2011.

Set List

Lists
Slow Down Sun Dial
Eternal Optimist
By Appointment to ...
White in Sunlight
Routine