Brit Alt-rock outfit MAVEN announce themselves with a stunning new track, Am I Alive?, which is taken from their enthralling new EP, Am I Awake?, out Friday 6th December. MAVEN tip their caps to everyone from Thrice, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects and Don Broco, resulting in a melody drenched sound layered with textured guitars and soaring vocals.

Although MAVEN began back in 2013, the quintet have suffered a series of personnel changes, which has restricted their trajectory. However, now with a fully stable line-up and revitalised sound, the tuneful Londoners are primed to break out to the masses. A slew of live shows with everyone from Crazy Town, Elliot Minor, The Feeling, Dream State, and Normandie to Deaf Havana, has increased the band’s stock, and so too have recent compelling headline shows. The band’s last EP, Closed Doors, Open Minds, picked up powerful underground support and traction, adding to their growing stature.

Now MAVEN release their blistering new EP, Am I Awake? The record is a calling for all rock fans with its smart phrasing, engaging riffs and hooky refrains. Dispatching three gloriously ultra-magnetitic cuts, from the towering astuteness and attack of Stronger Than You, to the emotive anthemic draw and dynamism of Heart Time, and to the closer, Am I Alive?, the record highlights the band’s maturity and deft ability to deliver a killer song with inspired arrangements. This is such an accomplished release that will harness an audience and command your attention. With a cluster of singles and live shows soon to be announced, the future is MAVEN’s for the taking.     |    |