Last year, Mazes released one of 2011’s finest, if somewhat overlooked indie-rock albums. A Thousand Heys was jammed with short, snappy and energetic tracks of brisk tempos and frazzled guitars charging into verse-chorus songwriting.
Back to the here and now, Mazes have announced they’ll be releasing a new album, Ores & Minerals early next year (February 18th 2013). Not ones to leave us hanging, the trio have made the first track from the record, ‘Bodies’, available as a free download. At almost 7 minutes ‘Bodies’ displays a more measured, focused side to the band. It’s a simultaneously repetitive, engaging and gripping track. Although slightly different, there are still shades of late 90′s British indie to their sound (for me, The Charlatans and The Bluetones in particular).
Enough of my yammering, give ‘Bodies’ a listen below. Also one for the diaries, Mazes play The Workman’s Club in Dublin on February 23rd 2013.