Mr. Maps

Mr. Maps

 Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
BandEDMRock

Mr. Maps are an instrumental math-rock band. Their compositions are experimental and meticulous with an air of optimism and beauty. They are pioneers of the growing experimental rock movement in Brisbane and are known for transcendental live shows and performances in unconventional places.

Biography

Mr. Maps are a five-piece instrumental rock band from Brisbane, Australia.

Since their inception in 2007, Mr. Maps have quickly earned a reputation for transcendental live performances showcasing complex layers of bass, drums and guitar lifted by lush piano and cello, and punctuated by electronic glitches and tones. Mr. Maps’ compositions are experimental and meticulous with an air of optimism and beauty, blending math-rock with elements of New York post-classical and electronics.

Mr. Maps launched their debut album, ‘Wire Empire’, in February 2011 to a sold-out crowd at The Alley in Brisbane. ‘Wire Empire’ is an instrumental opus, flittering between the delicate and the crushingly huge. The album has received critical acclaim, earning “Album of the Week” in Time Off Magazine and “Indie Release of the Week” in Rave Magazine. The album has received airplay on Triple J, FBi, RRR and ABC Regional Radio, was the feature album on RTRfm, and was the most played album on 4zzz for three consecutive months.

Known for performing in unconventional places, Mr. Maps will launch their upcoming single ‘Tennis Party’ with a party on a tennis court in June 2011.

Members of Mr. Maps have been key players in the development of Lofly Recordings, an emerging Brisbane music label, and helped to curate Hangar, Brisbane’s premier underground music event.

Previous accolades for the band have included high praise for their 2009 double-EP release, 'Mimicry of Lines and Light', with two of the songs nominated as finalists in the prestigious Q Song Awards. They have performed at high-profile events such as Valley Fiesta, No Years Festival and 2high Festival, and taken their live show to enthusiastic audiences interstate.

Discography

2009 – Mimicry of Lines and Light (double EP)
2011 – Wire Empire (LP)