Maze are the 6 piece South London band consisting of Gary Davis on lead vocals, Paul Hancock on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Paul Bassom on rhythm guitar, Scott Forsyth on lead guitar, Ben Rutherford on bass and Aaron Palmer on drums. The latest release from the band ‘Step Too Soon’ also features a guest appearance by The Rifles Dean Mumford on Strings and instrumentals.

It’s fair to say that Maze are a band with their roots firmly cemented in the halcyon days of Britpop glory and indeed, cite their influences to include the likes of Oasis, Ocean Colour Scene and The Stone Roses.They use these influences to inspire them to create a sound which is both familiar but somehow brand new and fresh at the same time. 

The band quickly gained a large fan base following the release of their first couple of singles which in turn led them to gaining the attention of some major industry figureheads which also resulted in them landing a publishing deal with Sony Music. 

In April 2002 the band released their debut album ‘Chaos Interrupted’ which was met to much critical acclaim from the likes of Jammerzine who said “This is an album that, to me, is the perfect example of what a true album should be. A set of songs that flow into each other in such a way as to create a flow, much like a good book.” and which has also attained over 105k streams on Spotify alone to date.

The brand new single from Maze ‘Step Too Soon’ is another sure fire classic from this incredibly exciting band. It starts off with a wistful acoustic instrumental vibe and dreamy vocals which is quickly perked up by electric guitars and fast paced drum beats. The vocals are allowed to shine throughout taking centre stage and giving an overall nostalgic, hazy feel to the track.

Lyrically the track depicts a tale of regret of having walked away from a situation rather than facing up to it. Indeed the band have said about the track;

“‘Step Too Soon’ is a song all about not pushing people away, about the need for being open and honest and being able to talk to someone rather than bottling it all up inside”.

‘Step Too Soon’ was written by Paul Bassom and was recorded at Backroom Studios and was produced by Eddie Thomas from Marquis Drive and is being published by 50/50 globalmuzik

Listen to ‘Step Too Soon’ the Dean Mumford mix HERE NOW

Credit – Brogan Jay Darby


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Words by Sally Newman