New Talent


Newcastle based indie-pop band Mausi have been slowly building up a reputation for themselves over the last couple of years.The fourpiece is fronted by Milan born siblings Daisy and Thomas with Ben and Benji on guitars & drums respectively. Their debut single ‘Sol’ was originally put up on the internet as a little bit of fun and it quickly caught the attention of the trendy All Things Go label in the US, leading to a vinyl release that won plaudits from the likes of Radio 1, NME and The Guardian.

They’ve kicked off the start of the year with some serious intentions, their latest single ‘Move’ has once again generated a fair bit of attention for the band, we caught up with them before their show last week at London’s XOYO.

For those who don’t know, how did Mausi form and how long have you guys been together?We’d all been in bands at one time or another and basically just found each other, then we all started playing together. It all started from there really. It all started around two or three years ago. However, we only started writing music like this and playing together properly around a year ago.

It all seemed to clicked when we wrote ‘Sol’. It was very exciting and we definetly knew we had something then. We were originally quite guitar-driven at the start, because of the other bands around Newcastle at the time. It was only when we started to tone those elements down a little and started throwing in a more continental flavour that we found more inspiration.