Maple Glider - To Enjoy is the Only Thing [CD]
Catalogue No.: PIE030CD
Release Date: 25th June 2021
Maple Glider is Naarm/Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Tori Zietsch.
On debut album ‘To Enjoy is the Only Thing’, written whilst Zietsch lived in Brighton in the UK, she compiles a striking set of vignettes from her life; growing up in a restrictive religious household, falling in and out of love, cross-country and international travel, longing, alienation and more.
Moments both unremarkable and life-altering but always deeply felt, brought to vivid life by the beauty of Tori’s artistry and wry sense of dark humour.
Elaborating further on her vision for the project, Zietsch describes: “To me, ‘To Enjoy is the Only Thing’ feels like walking past tinselcovered trees in mid-September, swimming along the calanques in the south of France, frost on the hood of a car, darkness at 4pm, lightness until 10pm, Sibylle Baier’s Colour Green, Devendra Banhart’s Ma, Adrianne Lenker’s a-sides, a muted feeling, the perpetual grey fog that swallows the Silver Coast in Portugal, an ugly green dress, the color red, red wine, red blood, red lips, the red of a cardinal’s robe, Switzerland, my mother’s diaries, a coroner’s report, the sun on my face, the end of love.”
“Some voices in indie just hit home - think Angel Olsen’s distinct, powerful lull or Aldous Harding’s soft, colorful croon. Melbourne singer/songwriter Maple Glider’s vocals have the same effect.” - Stereogum
“Floored me” - Matt Wilkinson, Apple Music 1
“Shaping up to be one of the most exciting debuts of 2021” - Uproxx
LP pressed on pearly green vinyl with printed inner sleeve.
TV - Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Press - Features in Gold Flake Paint Journal, Guitar Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, LOCK Magazine, Deluxe Magazine, The New Cue, NPR, Stereogum, Paper, Consequence of Sound, E!, Rolling Stone, NME, Dork, American Songwriter, Paste, Gorilla VS Bear, Brooklyn Vegan, Uproxx, Alt Citizen.
Radio - Apple Music 1 Matt Wilkinson premiere, Radio 1 Sian Eleri.
Online - NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert.
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