Maddison, from Chepstow in South Wales, cite their inspirations as coming from the likes of Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Muse, but after listening to their new EP, ‘Recovery’, we feel their sound is possibly influenced by artists from closer to home, such as Manic Street Preachers.
The quintet comprises Peter Edwards on guitar, Benj Allison on bass, Aled Evans on keyboards, Kob on drums, and frontman James. ‘Recovery’ is the followup to their debut album, ‘The Dark’, which was released last year. The five track EP, runs the gamut of hard rocking tracks such as opener ‘Lose My Mind’ – this is the track whose sound made us most think of the Manics – and ‘Sinking Like A Stone’, through to the laid back ‘Only Reason Why’. Basically the EP demonstrates the talent of the band, and shows that they’re not a one trick pony; their music covers a wide spectrum of styles.
Maddison have already amassed a large following online, including more than 50,000 on Facebook. Their singles from ‘The Dark’ have been streamed 90,000 times on Spotify and viewed over 66,000 times on YouTube. They’ve also found their way into many Spotify playlists, including Release Radar and Discover Weekly.
‘Lose Your Mind’, the second track to be released from ‘Recovery’, is available to stream and download here.