Single Review: Mazes – Salford

By on Friday, 15th August 2014 at 12:00 pm

Who needs coffee when you’ve got the energetic, indie rock tones of Mazes to wake you up on a morning? Not me, that’s for sure. The British lo-fi trio are back with their third studio album ‘Wooden Aquarium’ in September.

One of the tracks on the album is ‘Salford’, a ’90s-indebted ode to the Greater Manchester city, near to where the band formed. As they managed with lead single ‘Astigmatism’, from the album, ‘Salford’ features quick bursts of fierce riffs with ferocious vocals to match. The male vocals of Jack Cooper and the female vocals of Heather Strange spill over each other, as they trade statements such as “I have hidden layers” and “I wear my hair long”. It may sound bizarre, but it fits into the style and feel of the track quite comfortably.

It may not be everyone’s cup of tea (or coffee), but Mazes’ ‘Salford’ is a track full of energy and interesting ideas. While it’s a little on the short side, clocking it at just over 2 minutes, it acts as a brilliant teaser for their upcoming album.


‘Salford’ is taken from Mazes’ third studio album ‘Wooden Aquarium’, which will be released on the 8th of September on Fat Cat Records.

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