“Mayhew’s masterful guitar, Agam’s visceral, growling cello and her own dark twisted vocal…mean much of this is a series of inky-black fairy tales.”
— (4/5 Stars) Mojo Magazine
With music that has been described as a mix of spectral dustbowl blues, vengeful hoedowns and pared back swoon songs the April Maze’s sound is for all-weather – to curl up with on rainy days or to dance to in a sun-soaked summer. The April Maze delicately fuse a haunting melancholy sound with dreamy tripped-out harmonies, lyrical cello, banjo, guitar and sultry vocals… think Mumford, Florence, and First Aid Kit with a cello.
In November 2012, their album ‘TWO’ shot into Spotify’s Top 100 most popular new releases and saw the fully independent duo placed alongside artists such as Mumford & Sons, Lana Del Ray, Pink and Usher.
The April Maze are distinct from many existing alt folk bands due to the pure warmth and honesty in their song-writing coupled with distinctive 70s vintage imagery and lack of pretence. Their music touches upon a range of emotions from mellow to upbeat, to guide listeners through their unique take on music.
The skilfully balanced harmonies gently unfold the narratives, with the soulful richness of Sivan’s voice, reminiscent of Cass Elliot, perfectly complemented by Todd’s intense, warm tone. The accompanying stripped back acoustic sound of Todd’s guitar and banjo mingles with Sivan’s breathtakingly beautiful cello parts and leaves the incredible impression of a full orchestral sound.