“One of the most exciting instrumental groups around.” – London in Stereo
“Intricate rhythms, heady bass lines and squealing, kaleidoscopic synth lines mix into a hypnotic recipe…Maiians demand attention.” – The Line of Best Fit
Following their hypnotic debut ‘Lemon’ (and its remarkable accompanying video), Oxford 5-piece Maiians return with ‘One of Each’.
Combining eerie post-rock guitar, Battles-esque rhythms and percussive synth lines with a sinister, dystopian sample, ‘One of Each’ manages to be both an addictive and unsettling listen. The 8-minute epic somehow brings to mind the finest moments of Four Tet and Caribou, whilst offering something totally and utterly unique.
The video, conceived and filmed by Maiians member Sam King, perfectly aligns with the building intensity of the track, a visual feast of abstract images, human unease and paranoia that calls to mind the pitch-black humour of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror.
Sam: “We wanted the video to mirror the energy of the song; slow building, moving up piece by piece over time. There’s something slightly disorienting about the track, and I liked the idea of the visuals being quite abstract and sinister – people can interpret the ‘chasers’ to be whatever they want.”
Since their conception in early 2014, Maiians have been turning heads with their double-drum propelled electronica. Their debut EP ‘Tokyo’, released on Oxford label Idiot King, came out in November 2014.
Maiians play their first London headline at The Sebright Arms on January 19th 2015, with support from Mountain Range & Forced Random.