-Interview- Maps To Eden (8/7/17)

Maps To Eden talk about their "Ghost" single, the Australian music scene and much more.


From: Sydney, Australia
Sounds like: Punk/Rock

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Maps To Eden” and is there any meaning behind it?

I think were still developing our sound as a band, we are quite genre confused at the moment as we all have such different music tastes and I feel we're still defining our sound.

Maps To Eden for us means our safe place, our sanctuary etc. We love being on stage and Maps To The Stage didn't sound right haha. We were actually contemplating Maps For Astronauts at one point.

2. What do you want people to take away from your "Ghost" single?

I think "Ghost" for us is the most straight forward rock song on the album. Punchy, gets to the point and leaves you wanting more so I guess that's why we chose it as our first single hopefully leaving people wanting more.

3. What's your favorite track to play live?

It's hard to say as we have only played "Ghost" live so far, though I do love rocking out to "Inception" at rehearsals.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

For me personally the ultimate tour would be Maps opening for Brand New.

5. What’s your take on the current state of Punk?

Well we all listen to and follow different genres so it's hard to us to stay focused on one specific genre however, I feel Punk has made a dramatic comeback with bands such as, Neck Deep, Four Year Strong etc.

6. What’s the current music scene like there in Australia both locally and country wide?

Ah the Australian music scene has changed quite a bit from my early days and past bands though you'll still find a few punk bands going strong and keeping the scene active. With constant venue closures and lock out laws etc. it makes things difficult for people to get out to shows that are convenient but it is what it is, always changing.

7. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

Illegally downloading music is so inconvenient and you also get terrible quality and compressed versions of the songs. Wouldnt you rather spend $10 on a CD that sounds awesome or even $10 for Spotify And have all your tunes readily available when you want them? I just never understood why you'd choose to do otherwise. You waste more than $10 in time downloading crappy versions of songs.

8. What’s next for Maps To Eden?

We plan to put some shows and tours together nationally to support our upcoming album.

9. Any shoutouts?

We like to give a shout out to everyone who helped out this record together, Matt Otto, Attack Recording Studios, Sonamax mastering and all our family and friends who have supported us this far.