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The Maple State

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The Maple State from Manchester formed in 2004 after meeting at
college. Originally drawing inspiration from pioneering punk and indie bands like The Get Up Kids, The Smiths and American Football.
They released their first EP 'At Least Until We’ve Settled In' on Punktastic Recordings in March 2005. Over the years extensive tours with Motion City Soundtrack, +44, Frank Turner, Minus The Bear, Say Anything, The Academy Is… and Get cape. Wear cape. Fly. helped them cement a name as one of the UK’s cult underground bands.
During this period they record material with Sean O’Keefe (Fall Out Boy) and Joshua Cain (Motion City Soundtrack), before signing with Manchester Indie label High Voltage Sounds for their 2007 release, the Joanna EP recorded with Andy Gill (Gang of Four, Red Hot Chili Peppers).
A follow up EP 'Say, Scientist' was recorded and released on High Voltage Sounds in February 2008, before disbanding later that year.
The band reformed in 2015 when Richard, Christian and William overheard new song ideas Greg had been working on. Despite living in different countries, they decided to develop these songs together, as eventually their recordings became the album The Things I Heard At The Party. The album was released to critical acclaim in March 2018 and supported by a string of triumphant sold out comeback shows.

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