Congratulations to Maverick (@maverick) for winning our SINGLE OF THE WEEK poll! These hard rockers hail from Belfast, Northern Ireland and they beat 19 other songs to become this weeks winner, earning themselves the inaugural place on our ‘2021 Single of the Week Winners’ Playlist! The playlist can be found here and will be added to weekly.
The winning song, entitled ‘The Last One’ is the second single released from the upcoming fourth studio album, ‘Ethereality’, which is due for release on the 1st April, 2021 via Metalapolis Records (@metalapolis).
The hard hitting and emotional lyric video was released on the 22nd January and features photos of loved ones who are no longer with us. These photos were submitted by friends and fans of the band and have been put together beautifully by Alex Frey (who you may know from his musical talents with DeVicious!)
Maverick were established in 2012 and have since released an EP followed by 3 exceptional studio albums.
They first released a 5-track EP within 6 months called ‘Talk’s Cheap’ and then in November 2014 they went on to release their first album ‘Quid Pro Quo’ which they toured across Europe in 2015 in support of the Poodles. After this tour, Maverick signed with Metalapolis Records to release their second studio album ‘Big Red’. The first track released was entitled ‘Asylum’ and Maverick frontman David Balfour was joined by the vocal talents of Jakob Samuel, who at the time was the singer of the Poodles. In a recent Rockasaurus Face2Face with Jakob Samuel said “I love the guys they are so sweet, they were really cool guys to have on tour, really easy guys and cool, intelligent and emotionally mature people.”
Maverick toured the Big Red album by supporting Treat.
The second track released from the album was entitled ‘Whiskey Lover’ and is one of the huge sing along numbers when this is performed live. The video features the guys travelling around pub to pub, really getting in the spirit of the song!
After all of the fun and games of Whiskey Lover, it was time to return to the studio to record the third album – ‘Cold Star Dancer’. The album was released in April 2018 and toured alongside Crashdiet! The title track was also released as a fantastic music video.
Maverick then went on to complete a headline tour of Germany with label mates TwentyDarkSeven & DeVicious and have since been putting all of their efforts into their fourth studio album, the aforementioned Ethereality!
The first single from this album was released on 17th December, 2020 and is titled ‘Switchblade Sister’. The song features some great sing-a-long lines and a brilliant fire performance from Holly Greig! This song really gives a great impression as to the quality of the upcoming album.
This leads us up to the current day, with ‘The Last One’ having been released on 22nd January, 2021 and receiving the most votes for Single of the Week it becomes the first track making our 2021 playlist, and what a fantastic way to start it off.
Maverick consists of Ryan Sebastian Balfour, David Balfour, Ric Cardwell, Richie Diver and Jason-Steve Mageney, and these 5 gents are set to light the world up with Ethereality.
Pre-order of Ethereality is available on the band’s big cartel: https://maverickshop.bigcartel.com/
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