Jak Melvin, Tyler Smythe, Elliot Bick, Elliot Smythe and James Taylor are Hertfordshire’s MADDOX. Likening themselves to bands like Arctic Monkeys and Catfish and The Bottlemen, the band formed through childhood friendships and shared music tastes. Having now released their debut single, Just Like You the five piece have secured plays from BBC Introducing.
Just Like You is a solid debut from a young band. With a catchy, punchy chorus and guitar sounding more than capable of getting a crowd bouncing, their self comparison with Catfish and The Bottlemen is understandable. I’m intrigued to hear what else MADDOX have to come, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them form a young and dedicated fanbase in the near future if they’re to continue with their energetic indie rock sound.