THE MAPLE STATE Release New Single

THE MAPLE STATE Release New Single

Recently-returned cult Manchester band THE MAPLE STATE today release their latest single ‘Winner’ on all good digital service providers, along with a brand new unreleased B-side ‘Summer #2’.

The track is the latest to be taken from their long-awaited new album The Things I Heard At The Party. The album is available on limited edition 12” vinyl and via all good digital retailers.

Commenting on the song, frontman Greg Counsell said: “Winner was one of the last songs we wrote for the new record, and it is definitely the realest song on the record. The lyrics are entirely unfiltered, there’s no artistry to it – I just said it how it was. I was in a relationship that came to a very abrupt end when I literally stumbled upon something pretty awful. I spent the next 24 hours drinking in Manchester, trying to forget what I’d seen and forget everything else. Obviously, this only served to make things much worse and I came away pretty beaten up. So I had a change of tack and spent the following 24 hours in the studio where I wrote and recorded the lyrics in an afternoon.

“Between that initial emotional trauma and my final vocal takes that you hear on the track, I’d say around 40 hours had passed. So that’s what I mean when I say that this is real. Everything you hear in my voice, I was living it in that moment. I’m not too sure where I stand on songwriting for therapeutic purposes, but it definitely felt good to take a situation that I had no control over and turn it into this driving, powerful punk song.”

Recently released lead single The Things I Heard At The Party served to spark renewed interest in the band, who are currently concentrating on galvanising their fan base with plays from Radio X, BBC Introducing, idobi Radio, Amazing Radio and a groundswell of fresh media pick up at the likes of Manchester Evening News, Punktastic, Already Heard, For The Rabbits and more.

The band will be announcing further UK and international tour dates over the coming months.

The Maple State UK Live Dates:

Saturday 31st March – The Rocksteady – London
Friday 13th April – Jimmy’s – Manchester
Sunday 22nd April – The Lexington – London (w/ Tellison) **SOLD OUT**

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