Maz Totterdell is a young singer songwriter from Devon. When I say young, I mean it - it's hard to believe it listening to this album, but she is only 15. Her music is a blend of folk and indie pop, with poetic lyrics. Her debut single "Counting my fingers" has received support from BBC radio DJ's and has been very well received.
Despite her youth she has been performing live in Devon for several years and last year played her first London shows.
There's an interesting array of instruments used on the album including as well as the usual drums, guitars and keyboards; Percussive frog, shaker, cello, mandola, cajon, violin and ukelele. To be honest I havent got a clue what a few of the more unusual ones are, but the important thing is that they work with the music.
The music never overpowers Maz's voice, but accompanies it nicely. She's got a lovely voice - clear and cheerful sounding, and this allows the lyrics to shine through.
A very good debut album from this very talented young singer - definitely well worth a listen.
"Sweep" will be released on 28th May via Series 8 records.
1. Counting my fingers
2. Heart in your pocket
4. Lazy day
6. Smile on sunshine
7. Willow (Angel child)
8. Blushing bride
9. The leaver's song
10. Little puzzle