The release of 'Intermission' will be welcomed by the many fans Maeve O'Boyle won with her incredible debut album 'All My Sins'.
Whilst working on writing new songs for her highly anticipated second album, Maeve found the time to return to the studio to record new acoustic versions of some of her best-loved songs from 'All My Sins' and pay tribute to some of her musical heroes with her versions of Tom Waits' Ol '55, Bruce Springsteen's No Surrender and Resist by Canadian band Rush.
'Intermission' allowed Maeve to return to her roots - just her voice laid bare with her guitar. This simplicity allows for the rich nuances of Maeve's voice and the depth of her lyrics to come to the fore. Fans of her live shows will know her more intimate moments are spine-tingling and this EP captures that raw emotion. 'Intermission' also afforded Maeve the chance to once again work with producer Calum Malcolm, whose work on 'All My Sins' was widely praised.
Maeve performs the title track from her debut album All My Sins, as well as the two singles Carnival Attraction (made more poignant by the recent passing of Amy Winehouse who inspired this track) and Swimming Upstream. Also included is Taxi, the first song Maeve wrote, aged just thirteen, and the deeply personal Facing Home about the passing of her grandfather (and Maeve's own personal favourite from 'All My Sins').
You can listen to Maeve chat about the EP and perform a special acoustic version of Facing Home on this video especially made to accompany the release of this EP.
Maeve fans - this one's for you!
Maeve O'Boyle vocals (all tracks), acoustic guitar & 12 string acoustic (all tracks except 5)
Cameron Malcolm additional guitars (tracks 1-3 and 5-6)
Calum Malcolm bass (all tracks except 2), percussion (tracks 3 & 4) and piano/keys (tracks 5 & 8)
Recorded at Carlekemp Lodge, UK from 10th-12th December 2010
Produced by Calum Malcolm
Mixed at Carlekemp Lodge, UK by Calum Malcolm
Photography and design by Simon Forsythe