Meet The April Maze

The April Maze are indie duo Todd Mayhew and Sivan Agam. The pair formed 7 years ago in Melbourne and leapt into the spotlight in 2012 when their second album, ‘Two’, a collection of stripped back covers went global, gaining 70,000 plays in the first week of release and featuring in the top 100 favourite new releases on Spotify, alongside Lana Del Ray & Birdy.

Having conquered Britain with rave reviews, national airplay and sell out shows, the duo have secured London-based management, and are now taking their music to the next level, as they prepare to release their third studio album ‘Sleeping Stormlater this year. 

With their beautiful harmonies and roots firmly planted in folk music, ‘Sleeping Storm’ has more of prog-rock feel than ‘Two’. Chelloist Sivan’s soulful folk vocals have been likened to Cass Elliott, whilst Todd’s impassioned vocals and spirited banjo and guitar playing, gives their music a sound reminiscent of the streets of 70s San Francisco. 

‘Sleeping Storm’ was produced by Tim Carr, who has worked with Matt Corby, Gurrumul, Mark Ronson, JayZ, and Flea, at 301 Studios Sydney, and was crowd-funded by dedicated fans of the duo.

‘Sleeping Storm’ by The April Maze is due to be released on 4th May.

For more information about The April Maze and details of how to purchase ‘Sleeping Storm’ visit their Official Website.

Exclusive interview with The April Maze coming soon to Essentially Pop.

Watch new single ‘I’ve Seen The Rain’ taken from the album ‘Sleeping Storm’ here: 

About the author

Juliet is married with one daughter, a dog and a cat. She grew up in East London, but currently resides in Hertfordshire.

Having spent her formative years in the Mod scene, she has a lot of love for the 60’s...and the music of the Mod Father, Mr Paul Weller.

Juliet has always loved to write and began training to be a journalist, before ill health caused her to put her life on hold.

Two kidney transplants later, she still enjoys all kinds of writing, including poetry, and has had several poems published in various magazines and anthologies. She likes needlecraft, is big on animal rights and loves discovering brilliant new artists that the main stream media may have overlooked.

Last, but by no means least, she has a lot of love for two very talented Irish twins, you may know them as Jedward :)

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