Words: Saam Das
We've had a slew of brilliant female solo artists in the UK for many years now from the likes of Kate Bush to Marina & The Diamonds. More recently, teenage talents such as Ellie Makes Music, Alice Jemima and now Peterborough's Maisie-Mae are threatening to break through and make a significant mark.
I was introduced to Maisie-Mae Cater through Tom Robinson's BBC 6Music show and she's very much a star in the making. Unfortunately, perhaps to the detriment of her other band Fighting Karma. She recently released her debut EP, 'The Plight', which garnered national media attention as well as meetings with the likes of EMI.
It's easy to see why a number of people have jumped on Maisie-Mae's delectable songs. (Although perhaps surprisingly, we're possibly the first blog to write about her.) Arguably her finest work is 'The Plight', the lead track of last month's EP, a glorious folk-pop ditty that puts Maisie-Mae's spirited vocals at the forefront.
Maisie-Mae's music is just really quite refreshing. There's a beauty in the simplicity of a track like 'Nerd Love', a tale of innocent youthful romance. It's the kind of music that makes you hopeful about the future. Oh and she's just fifteen. So she's only going to get better. I can't wait.
Find out more at facebook.com/maisiemaecater.