Maple & Rye (SWE)
Maple & Rye has always had a vision of keeping the music and the experience authentic, both for themselves and for their fans.
vocal harmonies and powerful melodies are blended with bombastic drums, danceable rhythmsand grand choruses, in parallel with a brittleness and inwardness that contrasts with the joy and dance. It is music that changes from playfulness to intimacy and emotion.Maple & Rye derives their musical inspiration from a wide range of influences fromblues and funk to rock and folk-pop, although the most important inspiration comes from the members' own emotional lives. The band is based in Gothenburg and consists of Leo Lönnroth, Gustav Rybo-Molin, Milton Lönnroth and Henrik Bielsten. The artistic core is largely due to the fact that all the members of the group are composers, lyricists and vocalists -the band's two strong lead singers are backed in by the other members and focus is placed on careful and sensitive storytelling.The indie folk quartet Maple & Rye from Gothenburg released their hotly-anticipated and for many years frequently requested debut album 'For Everything', last summer via Icons Creating Evil Art. An album sprung from stories that need to be told, books that should be read, loverelationships that need to be broken, grief over total loneliness, death, places the band's members never visited and people they love. A long process of adversity and obstacles but at the same time a journey filled with joy and love.