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The Maine with Special Guests The Wrecks & The Technicolors

The Maine with Special Guests The Wrecks & The Technicolors

Formed in Arizona back in 2007, The Maine released their sixth studio album in the spring of 2017 — during their tenth year together as a band. Over the years, the band has been labelled as pop, alternative, rock, emo and every style in between. Now, The Maine continue to defy genre stereotypes with their newest album and independent release, Lovely Little Lonely. First single and alt-radio track, “Bad Behavior” dances its way into your head and in true pop fashion, refuses to leave — making an impact with its catchy hooks. The single also served visually as the band’s first music video for the album. The song tethers true to the heart of The Maine’s charm — frontman John O’Callaghan’s writing style — packaging it together as poetic pop. The album pushes into rock boundaries with tracks like “Do You Remember” while the haunting “Black Butterflies & Deja Vu” uses much softer vocals. Cohesively, the album flows together as the perfect natural evolution from their last full length, American Candy. The band allowed the fans a unique look into the creation of this record with an online web series following the studio process. The Maine continues to redefine what it…

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Nothing But Thieves with Civil Twilight and The Wrecks

Nothing But Thieves

The sound of two car alarms going off simultaneously. Depending on what mood you were already in you’d find that pretty annoying wouldn’t you? You might find it mildly irritating or it might send you into a tailspin of teeth-grinding fury, but what it probably wouldn’t do is provide an Archimedes-in-the-bath eureka moment. For Nothing But Thieves guitarist Joe Langridge-Brown that’s exactly what it did though.

When driving home from a hungover writing session the sound of those two clashing sirens proved to be a surprise source of inspiration. “We’d demoed this song Emergency and written the lyrics for it but we didn’t have the main bit for it,” recalls the guitarist. “I was driving home and heard this siren sound and I was like, ‘Hold on!’ I always have the voice recorder on my phone with me so recorded it.”

“Joe used to deliver pizzas and he would send me voice memos of him singing bits of melody during the delivery, you could hear the car in the background,” adds guitarist/keyboard player Dom Craik. “I’d try and fit chords around it and we’d throw it back and fourth around us to see what…

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