I met Andrew Mayling when he joined The Boxer Rebellion, replacing Todd Howe who left the band in 2014. I was immediately seduced by his great guitar playing and his true kindness. He was the perfect choice for The Boxer Rebellion and immediately shone both on record and on stage. I also started following his work with the amazing Freya Ridings. So when he announced he would release solo material, I was impatient to hear what he would come up with. It was a pure delight to discover Rockpools, the title track of his first EP, an exquisite song which I playlisted on CMF Radio (Tune Of The Week from May 4 to 10, 2020). I’ve also received pre-master mixes of his next EP and I can tell you it contains a few melodic gems I can’t wait to share on the digital airwaves.