With launch night fast approaching, it’s time to talk about the band who is kindly kicking off the whole thing, Maggie8!
Maggie8 is the main project of Hood’s Mark Wright. Unlike the brooding ambient underbelly of Hood, Maggie8 is a blast of joyous melodic escapism that combines Beirut, The Beach Boys with traditional English and Indian folk. A beautiful explosion of male/female harmonies sung with added banjo & trumpet backdrop, Maggie8 are ones to watch for 2009.
“Nearest comparisons are the High Llamas meets Panda Bear jamming with Beirut….something’s definitely developing here. Well recommended.” Norman Records
You can hear Maggie8 on myspace.