Madigan are a London indie rock five piece who have been going in one form or another for almost a year. Having crafted their sound over a series of gigs including support slots for The Libertines’ openers Trampolene and headline sets at the likes of Water Rats. “Control” is the lead track from their self funded debut EP.
Veering towards the punkier end of indie, the band describe Control as a song about how life can become mundane, with people trapped into routines and a boringness that is inevitably unavoidable. It is one song from a bumper 5 track EP along with “Envy”, “In The Sand”, “Girls In The Magazines”, and “Aftermath” recorded at Skyline Studios, Ashford. The band launched the EP at a free show on 4 March supported by Death Pigs and Toffees at Patchworks in South West London.
Madigan are Alfie Bourne on lead vocals, Tom Weir on lead guitar and backing vocals, Callum Dawson on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Aston Oakes on bass, and Tom Blanchard on drums. With plans already in place for a second EP and further live dates ahead Madigan are a band determined to make their mark on 2016.
Review by Gavin Watson | @watsongc