SHORT BIO: Madaila's debut record, “The Dance”, is upbeat, synth-heavy, and catchy. Tight arrangements, vocal skill, and multi-instrumental performances showcase musical minds at work. Tight spandex and technicolor attire showcase a different side. When the pop juggernaut is on stage, spontaneous expression and contagious melody coexist.
BAND DETAILS: Madaila is a 5-piece dance rock outfit from Burlington, VT. After putting out their debut record in March 2015, VICE/Noisey featured the band at the top of a list of buzzing acts. Seven Days put the band in a category with Phish and Grace Potter after selling 700 tickets ($25) for a Halloween 2015 show in an aquarium. The band has opened for Potter and was featured at her Grand Point North festival alongside The Flaming Lips, Shakey Graves, and others. Festival plays at Frendly Gathering, Otis Mountain, Ciderstock, and Waking Windows in 2015 helped solidify the band's presence as a rising star in the Northeast. In 2016 the band will appear at Mountain Jam, Mass Gathering, Frendly, Otis, and Vermont Music Fest. Madaila's affiliation with the Future Fields collective has provided further opportunities for growth and exposure.
locally and beyond. They've been touring like crazy and building some serious regional buzz, making them quite likely Burlington's hottest band at the moment. For proof, ask yourself how many Vermont bands could throw a party at a joint like ECHO and be pretty well assured they'll sell it out. Maybe three, not including Grace Potter or Phish?"
"Given the firestorm of hype around Madaila — with flames fanned by these very pages —
I was curious to see how the band would respond at the release show for its new record, The Dance, at Burlington City Hall Auditorium last Friday. Answer: with authori-tay. The capacity crowd boogying down in the halls of city government was treated to one hell of a show...inspiring one of the most enthusiastic dance parties I've seen at a rock show, local or otherwise, in quite a while. Madaila fans, often neon-clad like the band, got seriously down."
"[In December] we suggested that 2015 was off to a good start even before it began.
The reason for that optimism was best embodied in the video for "Give Me All Your Love," by local R&B-tinged indie-pop band Madaila. That song was a sneak peek at the ascendant group's forthcoming debut album, The Dance. With about a month-and-half to go before that record hits our eager ears, Mark Daly and Co. are teasing us yet again with another cut from the record, "I Know." It's an irresistibly catchy song that proves we were right: 2015 is already pretty rad."
"A fantastic new addition to your regular 2015 pop rotation.
Their first single, “Give Me All Your Love“, used a heavy rock intro to bring you in and Daly’s smooth vocals to invade that space in your head where pop-riffs stick around for days."