Chilean shoegazers Maff have released a brilliant new single entitled Desfile off their forthcoming EP ‘Melaniña’ due out in April. Buzzsaw guitars and a distant almost disembodied vocal create a dreamy sea scape that crashes and recedes like waves upon cliffs. An air of mystery is compounded by the Spanish lyrics imbued with a sense of sadness and loss:
Vocalist Ricardo Gomez sings “Soporto un dia mas, con desechos me toca desfilar” (I hold on one more day…I’m in a waste parade”. This is uplifting and ethereal music with genetic links to bands like The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Lush but with its own distinctive style.
Maff has also provided an early taster off the EP with the release of an enigmatic video for the glorious instrumental Act 2:
You can preorder the EP here:
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Formed in 2012 in Santiago, Chile by Gomez and Nicolas Colombres, Maff’s music blossomed from a love affair with guitar pedals. Their sound was greatly influenced by The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Pixies, Ride, Sonic Youth, and My Bloody Valentine. The current line-up is Ricardo Gomez (vocals, guitar), Nicolas Colombres (drums), Valentina Cardenas (bass) and Martin Colombres (guitar). Epic music and an enticing sign of what’s to come on the EP.