Mauve: Pulled Apart

Despite the husky highland vocals of their Scots frontman, MAUVE hail from London and Cambridge and have already brought their fuzzy alt/pop/rock hybrid sound to various venues, studios and radio-shows across the South East of England. This eclectic three-piece formed in early 2017: after members of their previous band left to pursue ‘real adult life’, Steve (Vox/Guitar) and Ben (drums) spent nine months locked in rehearsal rooms breaking drumsticks, snapping guitar strings, and recording a hundred odd voice notes on an iphone as they took on song-writing from a fresh new perspective. Along with bassist Ieuan, previous band-mate and long-time friend, they were ready to complete their line up. The result: a debut 6-track E.P titled “Pulled apart” recorded at Valhalla Studios with local award-winning producer Dan Lambert. The debut title-track Pulled Apart has already been well received: described as ‘anthemic and accomplished’ by Tom Simkins, BBC Introducing in Cambridgeshire, MAUVE have received weekly airtime. Drawing influences from the likes of Biffy Clyro, Turnover, Xcerts, Tiny Moving Parts and Black Foxxes, this debut E.P. showcases the band’s new-found dynamic. Tracks such as “Pulled Apart” and “128” deliver huge guitar-driven anthemic choruses, littered with pop vocal hooks and further complemented with melodic and intricate verses. “Initiate” and “Falter” demonstrate the band’s desire to write more emotive and musically dynamic songs, with impassioned lyrics resonating beyond the first listen.

MAUVE deliver simplistic yet punchy rock songs that have catchy, pop-soaked melodies throughout and are set to make waves in 2019 with a live acoustic session with BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire, a debut UK-wide tour and some festival slots already lined up.