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Interview with Maidon

Emmy: How did the name come about?

Maidon: It was not really an inspiration but the result in the search of a made-up word. I wanted a unique

label to name the project so that it would be easier to find when you google it. The name Maidon

is formed by the first and last syllable of the name of two English towns.

Emmy: How would you describe your genre to someone who isn't familiar with your music?

Maidon: I would say we make a mix of pop and rock music, but nowadays it is very common that this

kind of music is labeled as indie as well. We carefully work on the production part because for us it is important to get a powerful sound. We try to do well-crafted catchy tunes but we do not pay much attention to in which specific genre it will be included.

Emmy: How did the band form?

Maidon: Maidon is singer-songwriter Aldan Torres in close collaboration with guitarist and arranger Ivan Pela. After taking some time off music I felt the need to go back into it. I was lucky enough to

have a period of substantial creativity and in 2017 I decided to start this new musical project. Everything started to roll when I managed to get on board my close collaborator – a long-term music partner with whom I had been working on and off.

Emmy: What are some of the artists that influence you?

Maidon: Musical influences come mainly from the 80’s and 90’s. British and American great pop & rock

bands and artists have been the base of our music. Bowie, U2, Stone Roses or Radiohead to

name a few, are a model for us. If you put all that music in a blender along with more modern sounds you will get Maidon’s music as a result.

Emmy: If you could tour with any artist or band (still active or not) who would it be?

Maidon: It is difficult to pick just one, but touring with stage animals like Freddie Mercury, Prince or David

Bowie would have been absolutely awesome.

Emmy: What's your favorite show you've played?

Maidon: Our favourite show is still to come, we are waiting for that opportunity to play in The Royal Albert Hall in London or the Glastonbury festival.

Emmy: What's the future hold for the band?

Maidon: Our plan is very clear, we would like to thrive in this business and end up being able to make a

living in music. We are going to carry on writing songs, working properly to get an even better

sound and trying to reach as many people as possible. But one thing is what you plan and

another thing what it really turns out, let's hope both things coincide

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