The Maple Trail, the solo project of Sydney-based musician Aidan Roberts, will launch his stunning new album Cable Mount Warningat The Vanguard in Sydney on Thursday 3 May, supported by Hot Spoke and Eirwen Skye.
With Cable Mount Warning, out now on Broken Stone Records, The Maple Trail charges forth in a calamitous chorus of layered, epic, bright and summery folk songs. Roberts describes the albums sound as similar to “Bryter Layter (Nick Drake) and Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield)”. The Maple Trail will take you down a dark winding path and then throw you into the light.
His third solo album, Cable Mount Warning is a change of scenery and method. The album is an exercise in writing over 18 months, spanning across New Zealand, at home in the Blue Mountains, and recorded amongst the clutter and kipple of his new urban home studio in Stanmore, Sydney. Roberts focused almost exclusively on recording acoustic instruments, and the album was mixed with Liam Judson, long time collaborator and co-songwriter in Belles Will Ring. The result is the most concise and buoyant exhibition of The Maple Trail’s sound to date.
Don't miss your chance to catch The Maple Trail launch Cable Mount Warning at The Vanguard in Sydney on Thursday 3 May.
The Maple Trail
Cable Mount Warning album launch
Thursday 3 May
The Vanguard, Sydney
with special guests Hot Spoke and Eirwen Skye
Tickets available from www.thevanguard.com.au
Note: You can pre-order Cable Mount Warning on vinyl here
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“Slightly dreamy rock and melodic folk music ... exceedingly pretty.” Sydney Morning Herald
“His melodies and instrumental skills are consistently strong ... even his Nick Drake melancholy ensures a sighing stasis in mood.” Rolling Stone Australia
“The music of The Maple Trail is so lush and warm that you’d swear you’re lazing by a stone fireplace... a gorgeous, endearing, tantalising taste of what’s to come.” Dom Alessio, triple j
"In his guise as The Maple Trail, the NSW Blue Mountains boy plays sun-dappled, folk tinged pop. Colouring his hazy vocals and sparkling guitar with dashes of trumpet and pedal steel." Who Magazine
The Maple Trail
'The Dinosaur Hunters' [mp3 download]
Taken from forthcoming album Cable Mount Warning
Watch the video for 'The Dinosaur Hunters' HERE: