Genre-mashing indie pop duo Maven Fiction will release their new single Can I Keep You on 19th February. The new material marks a fresh start for the band after a period spent revitalising their sound with Ivor Novello winning writer/producer Steve Robson (whose writing/production credits include Ed Sheeran, James Bay, One Direction, Paloma Faith & Take That).
After forming in late 2011, Aaron Ward (Vocals/Guitar) and Joe Mitchell (Piano/Synths) quickly gained media attention after their early single ‘This Is My England’ was included in coverage of the 2012 Olympics. The success of this anthemic slice of patriotic electro- pop led to thousands of streams and downloads, radio airplay, UK tours, support shows with Everything Everything and The Futureheads, festival performances and live shows in the USA. However, soon after this initial breakthrough the band lost momentum and decided to re- work their material and hone their songwriting craft in the studio before releasing any new music.
Now confident that they have found their true sound and armed with a brand new set of pop-infused, synth-driven & radio friendly anthems, the boys are finally ready to make their mark on 2016. The self-produced Can I Keep You is a great re-introduction to their melodic charms and memorable lyrics, and is set to establish them once again as one of the best emerging bands in the UK.