Joseph & Maia, hailing from small beach town, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, have been writing and singing together for a little over 18 months. Their influences range from Paul Simon and Ben Howard to groups like The Staves and Best Coast, mixing and molding styles and genres into a distinctive blend of pop and country infused folk songs. The pair signed a recording contract with Sony NZ at the end of 2012, and have since released their debut EP Roll Up Your Sleeves, gaining momentum in the New Zealand music scene, touring the country and performing with artists such as Avalanche City, Ginny Blackmore and Rodriguez. After recently spending a month exploring, writing and busking around Europe, Joseph & Maia have returned home to record their debut album in 2014.

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May is New Zealand Music Month, so Rosie Dawson-Hewes caught up with Joseph Thompson, of local duo Joseph and Maia, about dropping their record label, what the music industry is really - Bay of Plenty Times
Sorrento - 08/05/15

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Hey guys,

'Sorrento' is still a few weeks away but we are so so close to having it ready for you!!

Pre-orders available very soon!

In the meantime head to to get tickets for our NZ shows and watch the below to get a small taste of whats to come!

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