Album review: Maps - 'Turning The Mind' (Epic)

Album review: Maps - 'Turning The Mind' (Epic)

What is it at the moment with all this half-arsed, evangelical Christian hymn-aping synth music masquerading as dream-pop or screen-gaze? If I wanted to go to church I would do. In full corpse paint armed with a bucket full of petrol, a box of...

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Maps

Maps

Another dose of super-floaty sky/high/fly/don’t-know-why dream-pop from Northampton’s foremost shoegazing exponents (and Mercury Prize nominees, thanks very much). In truth, this is best heard – sorry, ‘experienced’ – in the context of...

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Maps

Maps

At the risk of gushing beyond the realms of human gush, this is so fucking gorgeous that you won’t know whether to listen to it or try to entice it out for a candlelit dinner for two. Dark and hypnotic, swaddled in breathtakingly beautiful...

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Maps: We Can Create

Maps: We Can Create

A hell of a lot of daydreamers lie around in their bedrooms imagining the day they will become a star. Not just a pop puppet mind, a credible act respected and loved by all and sundry. But rather than just smoke endless amounts of weed and...

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Maps

Maps

We note from a surf around MySpace (yes, we do work hard) that Maps is actually a fellow called James from Northampton. Luckily then, instead of sounding like music made by a fellow called James from Northampton, ‘It Will Find You’ is a gem of...

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