Following hot on the heels of February’s ‘Ores & Minerals’, an album which The Quietus called ‘the first great guitar album of the year’ and which The Guardian proclaimed as ‘Marvellous and highly recommended’, Mazes return with ‘Better Ghosts’, a mini-album that blurs the lines between their acclaimed live shows, and what the future of Mazes may sound like.
Listen to an exclusive stream of the album here
Taking the mini album on the road in November, Mazes will be calling at Dulcimer to perform tracks which feature everything from field recordings to covers – a proper Sunday knees up.
Main support comes from Manchester based SHINIES. Growing out of the late night jams of Ric, Adam and Tom in a South Manchester basement, fueled by a mutual love of loud noises, discordant chords, catchy melodies and cheap cider. Their sound exudes walls of swirling guitars underscored by poppy hooks, relying heavily on melody, drive and frantic rhythms. Having released two singles in 2012 on London label Dirty Bingo Records (Paradise, Novella, Womans Hour), as well as their debut E.P “Tangle” earlier this year, produced by MJ of Hookworms, their sound has evolved from its DIY beginnings into a well-honed and emotive sonic assault.
Manchester psych rock’n’roll band Hey Bulldog will also be supporting – having already played a number of smaller festivals and support slots this year with the likes of Syd Arthur and The Electric Soft Parade, they’re sure to set the pace.