PREVIEW: Mausi, Collectors Club, and Amy Holford @ The Other Rooms
By Luke Scott on October 3, 2012 in Music
Mausi make the kind of delightful summer pop that Britain could have done with this past few months. After a period away from the live scene they are returning to play at The Other Rooms alongside Teesides own Collectors Club and local lass Amy Holford.
It has been quite the ride for Mausi as they are on the cusp of exploding into the mainstream with their new single ‘Sol’ a harmonious summer triumph. Led by vocals by the Milan born siblings Daisy and Thomas Finetto, the song glides along with a house piano chord and really gives off that summer vibe, released on their very own, label Racecar Music.
Scheduled to play at this year’s Evolution Festival until the very last minute, they cancelled all of their scheduled gigs and hid away for a few months with new manager Phil Morais, who is also the manager of hugely successful bands Friendly Fires and The Rakes. They have been tightening up their live act and are ready to unveil it to the masses and start with this first gig back in the city where it all started for them. Having lately gained a lot of radio play on BBC Radio 1 from the likes of Fearne Cotton, Huw Stevens and most recently Nick Grimshaw, Mausi are only just beginning to emerge.
Accompanying them at this The Other Rooms is Collectors Club; they featured on NARC Compilation CD no. 6 with the single ‘First to Know’. Hailing from Middlesbrough, these boys got together in sixth form and have since headlined The Empire in their hometown as well supporting the likes of Pete and The Pirates, Mona and Mystery Jets. They play joyous indie pop in a similar vein to Bombay Bicycle Club.
Also playing on the night is Amy Holford, a hugely talented young local lady who just keeps on getting better. The 21 year old and her guitar bring some much needed raw female passion to the North’s music scene and after playing empty open mic nights at the beginning of her career she is beginning to be recognised and rightly so.
This is a fantastic line up and for six English pounds you really would be foolish not to see three of the regions brightest talents under one roof.
- REVIEW: Mausi @ The Other Rooms