Maple & RyeFuture Echoes
Maple & Rye is fronted by two strong lead singers and their focus is sensitive storytelling in a mix of a broad palette from blues and funk to rock and folk-pop. They have attracted attention as a strong live act with sold out concerts, had millions of streams on their self-released earlier material and recently signed with the Swedish indie label Icons Creating Evil Art.
The band started 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden by Gustav Rybo-Molin and Leo Lönnroth back then just a acoustic guitar duo. They wanted to develop the sound and was soon joined by Milton Lönnroth on bass and Henrik Bielsten on drums. After that, they released some singles and an EP totally independent. The single “Hymns of Posidon” got a viral hit on Spotify and now has over 3 million streams.
The band has since then toured extensively both in Europe but also on a smaller USA tour of course over the pandemic they have also written new music but hope to start playing live again.
Their debut album was recorded in the world-famous Gothenburg studio Swedish Gramophone Studio. A studio whose recording technology has been used by world artists such as David Bowie, Aretha Franklin and Johnny Cash.
Many people compare their music with Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers. The band is very flattered by it, but still wants to develop their sound and in the future, you will say that other bands will sound like Maple & Rye. It’s not just acoustic guitars they also experiment with horns and other instruments to get a more complex sound.
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