Dogs often occur in pop music. From Walkin’ The Dog and I Wanna Be Your Dog (Iggy Pop) to I Wanna Eat Your Dog from the Amsterdam based band Maple. A dog is served as a snack. This may be uncommon in the Western world, but not in Asia. The same goes for pop songs, where a dog is considered a delicacy. Aside from dogs, Maple seasons its music with a taste of Britpop and Powerpop.
‘We call our music fuzzpop,’ explains Sanger. You can hear a lot of fuzz. Doesn’t that make the band more shoegazer because of the combination fuzz and melody? ‘No, our music isn’t as dreamy. And we actually like to make contact with the public instead of awkwardly staring at our shoes. But we’re basically a rock ‘n’ roll band.’ Duncan Daalmeijer, Maple’s drummer, adds the rock ‘n’ roll vibe to their music. The two men started the band back in Lochem, a small town in the east of The Netherlands where both men originate from. ‘We’re an official band now,’ according to Jordy. Bassist Darek Mercks and guitarist Robbi Meertens joined their line up a few years back. Their debut album, produced by Jurriaan Sielcken and Iwen Legro, will be released somewhere in 2018. At the moment they’re busy tidying up the album, which has been recorded in an old gîte in Nogent-Le-Rotrou, France.
So we can look forward to something really special, but we have to be patient for a little while longer. In the meantime, get yourself a nice dog snack to kill the time.