Maple Bee: Little Victories

Maple Bee: Little Victories

Maple Bee: Little Victories

Label: XIE Recordings
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Little Victories’ - Maple Bee's latest self-produced album boasts ten of them! 
Ten melodic musical tales, dancing from the romantic longing of the Stevie Nicks-esque ‘Nobody Knows’, to the struggle with sanity on the modern folk of ‘Doctor’ and ‘To All The Lost’ - featuring Maple Bee, a woman, on harmonica!

Think early Suzanne Vega,  stripped back instrumentation and dreamy storytelling, or the contemporary Americana of Natalie Prass.

By day Maple Bee is Melanie Garside - a Music Therapist with a decade's experience of helping give voice to the voiceless.
A children's drum drowned in reverb, the pop and snap of face percussion, looped, messing about on analogue pedals – ‘Little Victories’ is chock-a-block with this instinctive approach to making music, inspired by the pure expression of non- musicians.
“By taking strands of lilting folk, rootsy country strains and predominantly an ambient, late-night pop sensibility she has created a wonderful album...... a masterstroke by anyone’s standards.”
Dancing About Architecture

From her early years spent on a round the world boat trip with her family, listening to the fantastical narratives of Kate Bush and Maddy Prior, to a musical her-story writing and performing in bands Queen Adreena and Mediaeval Baebes, Maple Bee's aesthetic is unashamedly other worldly, spooky. Siren call vocals, the lyrics of myth.

‘Little Victories’ are the journeys we take everyday into the unknown.  Write it on your hand, you won't forget which way to go.

Listen to the full album here:



Watch the video for ‘Doctor’ here:
Watch the video for ‘Row You Upriver’ here:




Maple Bee ‘Little Victories’ will be released on Xie Recordings on June 29th 2015.
Available from itunes, Amazon and all good record shops.
For more information, please contact 


2.To All The Lost
3.Nobody Knows
4.Blossom Falls
5.Don’t Fly Too Soon
7.Row You Up River
8.With Your Kiss
9.Catch The Wind
10.Almost Home


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