Maximum High release their self-titled EP this month on their own label, Moving Coil Records. Recorded on vintage analog equipment at the band's studio, with a DIY approach and an "anything goes" attitude, the EP features four songs – Long Ago, Don't Let Me Down, Control My Love and Stay – that showcase their gritty yet melodic style. The Athens-based quartet incorporates elements of punk, soul and the blues with catchy vocal melodies, infectious riffs and relentless grooves, delivering a fresh rock sound with an old-school vibe. Irene Dimopoulou's vocals alternate between a sultry lilt and a soulful snarl, demonstrating her wide emotional range, while the rest of the band plays with passion, confidence and a keen sense of dynamics. Housed in a 12" sleeve with exclusive artwork by French cartoonist Alteau, who has designed covers for bands like Rancid and The Undertakers, the EP will be available at the band's shows, online (through Bandcamp, CD Baby, iTunes, Spotify, and the band's website) and at select record stores around the world, via Sound Effect Distribution.
"This is a band that blew my expectations out of the water, working together like a well oiled machine to produce a perfect example of what rock is all about." – James Fenney, Belwood Music
"A really eclectic mix of sounds that blend together well to produce an original and impressive collection of tracks." – Maria Savva, Real Rock 'n' Roll