Chile’s four-piece MAFF release first video single from eponymous debut’ EP
LEAD TRACKS: Linger Around, Walking On Fire, You, Million Year Picnic, Blue Seas, Someday
“Maff are something like Santiago’s answer to Weekend, while the band keeps their sound-sites set on the bold chord pop found on much of the SideOneDummy roster. Santiago will forever have our ears fixated” –Impose Magazine
“Where shoegaze meets grunge, but with wavelengths of beaming positivity“ – The Record Stache
After releasing their debut 8-track EP two weeks ago, Santiago’s Maff continue to blaze a marked trail through the world of shoegaze, alternative rock, noise pop and grunge-tainted indie rock laced with electronica. Now the quartet are pleased to present their first single and debut video from this album for ‘Act 1’, a dark brooding instrumental piece that strikingly differs from Maff’s other songs, but eases the listener in before having to jump into the mosh pit for the rest of the EP.
Maff is virtually the only Chilean band ever to have caught the attention of Creation Records’ Joe Foster, well renowned for his knack for identifying great artists and trends, who says “Maff’s music shows the worldwide spread of this particular style of very non rock electric guitar music. A whole world exists in which these guys excel. Love em”.
Maff, whose main influences include The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Pixies, Ride, Sonic Youth, and My Bloody Valentine, is clearly having a beautifully combined love affair with guitar pedals and synth, arousing sensations ranging from revolution-bent to melancholic and even romantic at times.
The video accompanying this first single, now premiering in Overblown Magazine, was created by Pennsylviania filmmaker Tim Busko, who explains, “Some of the footage for ‘Act 1’ was cannibalized from my experimental film ‘Space Thing’ (2004); the remainder was pulled from aborted projects and experiments. While editing, it reminded me of the fragmented nature of dreams and old memories”.
The Maff EP is available for pre-order on Bandcamp both digitally and on CD. The band’s official CD release party took place on July 18 at Santiago’s MIBAR (Av. Santa Isabel 0350 – Barrio Italia), to be followed by a second celebration at the same location on August 18.
Album teaser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RgcpXqDPyE
Act 1 video: