LIVE: MAPS AND ATLASES – 03/03/2013

- THE RUBY LOUNGE, MANCHESTER - Sunday. The day of rest. And with it being the first Sunday of the month, there’s a hazy, hungover vibe around the centre of Manchester as people realise how much of this month’s pay cheque they’ve already spent. So, there is a somewhat sigh of relief as the small yet perfectly formed audience crawl into The Ruby Lounge this evening to find that tonight’s opening act is a man and his guitar backed... Read More

LIVE: MAPS & ATLASES / TALL SHIPS – 18/04/2012

- THE NIGHT & DAY CAFÉ, MANCHESTER - I’ve set out early to make sure I catch Tall Ships who are tonight’s support act. Having supported Maps & Atlases on their previous UK tour last October, the boys have been invited back, which I couldn’t be happier about. Tall Ships are one of the most exciting live bands in the UK right now. Every time I’ve seen them in the past, they’ve blown me away; and tonight is no exception. They are a... Read More

NEWS: MAPS & ATLASES RELEASE NEW SINGLE + UK LIVE DATES

Formed in 2004, the technical ability and deft musicality displayed in the Chicago quartet’s early EP releases saw Maps & Atlases labelled with a ‘math-rock’/ ‘post-rock’ tag, but the band have consistently defied easy categorization – perhaps a factor in engendering such a fervently loyal fanbase . Beware and Be Grateful - recorded last year in a series of week-long sessions at Omaha’s ARC Studios with producer Jason Cupp... Read More