Alex Maxwell‘s new single, Inaction, is coming out on 15th September. His first full band release that signifies a shift to a more upbeat approach while maintaining the indie folk and singer-songwriting sensibilities, and was also recorded with the infamous Rod Jones from Idlewild. Alex spoke with The Fountain about the track in more depth as well as his plans for 2020.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Inaction?

It’s been really good. The song’s pretty different from the first two releases in that it’s a first full band release and the people that I’ve spoken to seem to like the bigger sound and still recognise it as me which is what I am aiming to do in having a range of dynamics in my live set from intricate folky numbers to bigger sounding indie folk rock singalong anthems.

TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence? 

An emotional and melancholic indie rock covid anthem, where you’re forced to confront four mirrored walls with no escape! 

TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences with this track?

Frightened Rabbit, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Idlewild and Fatherson.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release?

This is the beginning of me releasing music on a more consistent basis and I am already putting the finishing touches to the next single and the video for it, which is somewhere in-between this sound and the previous two releases. I really want to release the bunch of songs I have so I can push on with finishing other songs so that when this whole Covid thing is over, people are familiar with more of my songs and I can really start playing live in a more committed way!

Inaction is out on 15th September