The Maple State are a fantastic emo/indie/pop band from manchester, and blend amazingly catchy lyrics with sparkling keyboards, and some pretty damn good guitar playing.
I have caught these live quite a few times now, and they havent disappointed yet, and in the near future, they should be releasing their debut album (i hope!)
Claims to fame: Mark Hoppus (of +44 fame) has played the band on one of his podcasts, the band have recorded some songs with members of Motion City Soundtrack producing, and more recently, they have been recording with Andy Gill, from the band Gang of Four.
The single Joanna is out now, via iTunes, or on 7" vinyl.
Recommended: Arguments (myspace)