60 Seconds With… Young Maverick

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60 Seconds With… Young Maverick


So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?

The band is called Young Maverick, my name is Will, and I play Drums.


What do you think people will say you sound like?

We get some Vampire Weekend references, but I don’t really see that too much. We’ve branded our style as ‘Holiday Pop’, so hopefully that catches on.


What is “Holiday Pop”?

It’s pretty much exactly as it sounds. It’s not surfer or beach rock; it’s just good time, fun and carefree music.


What kinds of bands have you guys been listening to lately?

I can’t speak for everyone, but I’ve been getting into Smith Westerns and the Vaccines. The latter are masters of the two minute pop song, but the songs are really tragic at the same time. I love that.


What’s the best part about being in a band?

Playing shows. It’s hard because when you’re self–managed, you spend most of your time doing everything but playing shows. Once you get up on stage the energy and excitement is awesome.


What can a punter expect from your live show?

A lot of punchy, hook laden songs with fierce strumming and sweaty drumming.


What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

We produced our EP late 2011 and we launched it in January. It is available online and there are limited physical copies


When’s the gig and with who?

We’re headlining the Hawaiian Keg Party at Noise Bar on Saturday February 18, which is a tropical themed extravaganza. Also playing are the Kilniks and Daydream Arcade. There’ll be $1 pots, hula girls, a pool, limbo comps, and more! Bring your coconut bras and grass skirts, $8 at the door.