Introduce us to your band!
Maidon is singer-songwriter Aldan Torres with close collaborator and arranger Ivan Pela in leading guitar. We both are long-term music partners and have been working on and off together. The project was created after I took some time off music and wanted to undertake a period of substantial creativity.
How did you guys start out?
We have been making music for many years – with a few breaks in between – taking part in different bands and gigging around. However, this project is quite new and it starts from the need of creating new music and recording fresh ideas.
Describe your band’s sound
We carefully work on the production part because for us it is important to get a powerful sound. I would say we play a mix of pop and rock music, but nowadays it is very common that this kind of music is labeled as indie as well. We try to create well-crafted catchy tunes but we do not pay much attention to the specific genre it will be characterised as.
What influences your craft?
Great music bands and artists mainly from the 80’s and 90’s. British and American pop & rock are really at the base of Maidon’s music. In terms of lyrics, our influence comes from everyday life, which includes the world surrounding us and our loved ones.
What makes your project different?
Probably the most peculiar feature of this project is that we wanted to keep the essence of the glorious 80’s and blend it with more modern and fresh sounds.
When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
That is a difficult question because many people have their own different favourite song. However, in order to pick one. I will suggest our latest single though – Don’t Do This to Me.
What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
Without a shadow of doubt, promotion. We are still struggling in getting exposure and reaching a considerable audience. In our experience, when people listen to Maidon they appreciate the great work behind our music and many of them become a fan immediately.
What has been the biggest highlight in your career so far?
We are at the start of our career with this project, but getting 1.4M+ streams on Spotify so far just with self promotion on social media, I guess it can be considered as a milestone.
How bright is the future of your band – what are the plans?
Our plan is very clear, we would like to thrive in this business and end up being able to make a living in music. We are going to carry on writing songs, working properly to get an even better sound and trying to reach as many people as possible. But one thing is what you plan and another thing what it really turns out, let’s hope both things coincide this time.
When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
As someone whose songs make people happy when they listen to them and help them to celebrate their successes and overcome their difficult moments.