Cardiff based Art-pop band ‘MADI’ share their latest single, which comes in the shape of Electro-anthem ‘Dirty (Word)’. Edgy electronic synths and a stunningly haunting vocal set the vibe as ‘MADI’ set out to merge their immersive theatrical performance with their recorded music.
Welsh singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Maddie Jones, performs alongside band members and Dan Fitzgerald (guitar, pedals, modular synth), Chay Lockyer (bass, synth) and Rich Welsby (drums, samples). The band were born earlier this year as a result of experimentation with production and electronic songwriting, and in-depth work with producer Charlie Francis (REM, Future of the Left, Sweet Baboo), after several successful years playing as Maddie Jones.
MADI believes in being more than just a band. Inspired by the relationship between colour and music, MADI directs videos, designs artwork, and builds sets. Inspired by the magical otherness of ideas like Boomtown and Burning Man, MADI wants to incorporate visual, immersive elements into the her live show experience. The audience become a part of it, not just observers. MADI’s development of ideas, collaboration with projection and lighting design, dance, circus, theatre and costume, makes for a sensory extravaganza.
Alongside creating music as MADI, Maddie performs as a vocalist, and as a session musician for artists including Dan Bettridge. She also curates and presents line-ups, such as her Girl in a Band stage for Swn Festival and The Tramshed Sessions (MADE TV). She wrote the music for and appears in the touring feminist gig-theatre production ‘Enough is Enough’, and mentors other artists as part of the Forte project.
Self-described as ‘weirdo pop’, MADI’s electronically-tinged art-pop sound (comparable to St Vincent, Kimbra) was born in 2018 as a result of experimentation with production and electronic songwriting, after several successful years playing as Maddie Jones. MADI continues to work with renowned producer Charlie Francis (REM, Future of the Left, Sweet Baboo).
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