Maps Are Fiction are bringing the noise

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SAMPLE the sound of Maps Are Fiction when the trio take to the stage in Pure next week.

The South Shields-based purveyors of “dark pop” are performing to mark the release of single Wolf Theatre Society, which will be available as a free download, along with B-side Wasted Time, on March 9.

The track is taken from forthcoming album Post Mortem Family Portrait which will be released in the summer.

Singer and bassist Jordan Ridley, who performs alongside John Curry on drums and Andrew Yeates on guitar, said: “All of the tracks were self recorded during the sessions we did in various garages, offices, practice rooms and a haunted house in Lincoln.

“Like with all of our recordings, the video was also shot by us, using just two iPhones. We think an afternoon in the woods with some plywood and gaffer tape has done wonders, so we hope people like the video.”

He added: “We’ve been together for about seven years and have been doing it seriously for about five years.

“This was our first video, but it’s a song we’ve had knocking about for a while. It’s always a song we get good feedback about.”

Speaking about next Thursday’s gig at Pure, in Olive Street, he said: “We make a lot of noise, which I don’t think people are always prepared for.”

* For more information visit www.mapsarefiction.co.uk and mapsarefiction.bandcamp.com

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