maxime. – wedgie

In our view, maxime. has to be one of Canada’s hardest-working artists. He’s back again today with a refreshing slice of eccentric indie-pop that deserves your attention.

‘wedgie’ is taken from maxime’s brand-new ‘mile end (kiss ur friends)’ EP (out now), and showcases a genre-bending style of sound that is so distinctly unique that it’s near impossible to describe.

As the true definition of a DIY artist, maxime. produces, engineers and releases all of his work, and currently commands more than 225k monthly listeners on Spotify.

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maxime. – mile end

UK-based fans of maxime. could be forgiven for thinking new single ‘mile end’ was inspired by London’s East End, but the track is actually dedicated to a Montreal neighbourhood that this emerging artist moved to so he could pursue his music career.

No stranger to hard work, maxime. is already readying the release of his next EP, which comes out in March 2023.

A series of singles will precede the launch date, but in the meantime fans can enjoy summer’s ‘rubber checks’ EP, which is out now.

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maxime. – can’t u tell ?

Canadian artist maxime. has released some superb indie gems recently, but new single ‘can’t u tell ?’ is probably the favourite that we’ve come across so far.

Playful yet emotive in it’s eccentric style of production, the song serves as the third taster for upcoming EP ‘rubber checks’.

‘rubber checks’ is released on 21st July 2022. maxime. also debuts his new live show on 27th June in Montreal.

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maxime. – rubber checks

You’ll be hard pressed to find a talent who consistently releases superb bops as frequently as Canadian artist maxime.

A master of so many crafts, this talent is a self-released, self-published, self-produced and self-engineered creative who makes premium left-of-centre music from his bedroom.

Today’s release of new single ‘rubber checks’ marks the first of five tracks that are rolling out consecutively, each spaced by a month.

“The idea for ‘rubber checks’ came to me when I was listening to a podcast and heard the term for the first time. I thought it was a cool lil phrase for bad checks that bounce. Since I’ve just recently decided to do the music thing full time and moved to a new city, money has been a little tight, and I’ve been paying rent by cheque. The rest of the song is more or less a patchwork journal entry reflecting the time in my life I wrote it. I talk about being in a new city where you don’t know anyone and touch on relationships etc. I really wanted to capture a happy go lucky feeling with the song.”

‘rubber checks’ EP is released on 21st July 2022. maxime. also debuts his new live show on 27th June in Montreal.

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maxime. – telephone wires

One of Canada’s most exciting newcomers of late, maxime. is back today with a fresh single which is taken from an upcoming EP of the same name.

‘telephone wires’ is an anti-pop anthem that was written, recorded, produced and engineered by maxime. himself.

The ‘telephone wires’ EP is out on 22nd November 2021.

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maxime. – ik it

Last year’s debut album from maxime. garnered 3.8m streams, and it’s great to see that the Canadian alt-pop wonder-kid hasn’t stopped working since.

This infectiously quirky release is taken from his next project, the upcoming 15-track album ‘cerulean’ which is due for release later this year.

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maxime. – whatevernowiscalled

“I wanted change in my life, and I reflected that a bit through the music I was making. Over the course of the album, I started getting more comfortable singing, and although the album is not in chronological order, it’s easy to hear in some of the tracks when I become a bit more confident. This past year has been a very exciting one for me. Lots of ups and lots of downs, but the music has always been an up or me. Something I always go back to when I get that sinking feeling in my chest. And then when I listen back to some songs, it’s a cool reminder to myself that I got over these things that at first felt like huge problems. Now I’m already really excited to get started on the next project.”

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New Music: maxime.

This starts a little minimal and abrasive, but somehow turns into a warm and melancholic sound which is so unique and charming. It won’t be to everyone’s taste, but should be appreciated for its character.

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