Over the last few years The Maybes? have become somewhat legendary on the Merseyside music scene. With their killer hooks and infectious enthusiasm The Maybes? - don't forget the question mark - are a must-see band for every Liverpool music fan.
The indie quintet are currently gearing up to start work on their debut album in Monnow Valley Studios, in sleepy south Wales. Before they go, theyÃ¢ÂÂre putting on a gig to remember on June 9, before heading over to play the MySpace stage at Knowsley Hall.
I caught up with the lads to find out about the music thatÃ¢ÂÂs getting them through the week.
Ã¢ÂÂIÃ¢ÂÂd choose Closer by Shack,Ã¢Â? says guitarist Timo Tierney. Ã¢ÂÂItÃ¢ÂÂs a belting little story about our native Liverpool. Beautiful!Ã¢Â?
Ã¢ÂÂDry The Rain by the Beta Band - this is the definition of my life, lying in bed in the sunrise, perfect for any summers morning,Ã¢Â? says bass player Nick Otaegui.
Ã¢ÂÂDouble Barrel by Dave and Ansell Collins reminds me of the Kia-ora advert, and I think thatÃ¢ÂÂs the closest we'll get to good weather all summer,Ã¢Â? laughs guitarist Nick Ellis.
Ã¢ÂÂDaydreaming by Massive Attack still sounds fresh 16 years on,Ã¢Â? says drummer Dominic Allen. Ã¢ÂÂBlue Lines is a must own album.Ã¢Â?
Ã¢ÂÂRelax by Frankie goes to Hollywood,Ã¢Â? says guitarist Lee Smith. Ã¢ÂÂA great Liverpool band, accompanied by a masterpiece of production by Trevor Horn!Ã¢Â?
The Maybes? play Liverpool Masque Theatre/Barfly on Seel Street on Saturday June 9 and Knowsley Hall Music Festival on June 23. For more information see www.myspace.com/themaybesliverpool.