Belgian band MAUGER bring anthemic indie rock back with “Ma Ja”

One of the most exciting up-and-coming bands from Belgium, MAUGER make the kind of anthemic indie rock that you don’t see that often anymore. In a world where bedroom production techniques have taken over the mainstream, MAUGER are swimming against the tide. Their music is everything but intimate: the guitars bounce off thundering tom drums, while the vocals sit upfront in the mix instead of shying away from a potential audience.

At the end of 2020, MAUGER released their debut album Sunday Competition. It was an eclectic nine-track collection where every song was its own little island. The sound of a band finding its own feet, Sunday Competition had new rave earworms (“Time to Choose”) were sandwiched between slowcore experiments (“In A Haze”) and melancholy ruminations on acoustic guitar (“I’m Always Fine”).

You may also like...