New single and music video from Montreal brothers, Maybelleen: “Hey Ruby”

MFL and Maybelleen have had a longstanding musical relationship. The brother duo (Pierre-Louise Camiré and Charles-Emile Camiré) was one of MFL’s first interviews back in 2015. Since then, they’ve consistently been producing the classic Maybelleen poprock. The brothers have nailed a genre that both represents something fresh and current but also has a classic retro rock sound to it. Upon interviewing them a few years ago, I was instantly  caught by how motivated the young brothers were. Now they’re at it again with the release of their newest single, “Hey Ruby”, which is off of their upcoming EP, Neon Lights & Magic Moments, due out May 18th.

This is what Maybelleen had to say about their new single/music video that they produced themselves:

 “It introduces you to short clips of life events, ranging from astronauts trainings to romance scenes from the 20th century. We obviously got inspired by our UK tour and all the people we’ve met through our journey. We wanted show different state of minds/emotions that we all experience when laughing, saying goodbye, being focused or having one’s head in the cloud. We played this gig in Glasgow, one of our best night, the crowd was really into it and we decided to go at the after party… There was this girl that no one really knew, standing alone, she looked mysterious. We decided to chill with her and we soon got to know each other’s names. Hers was Ruby. Everyone was just jamming with guitars and this song popped out. We pretty much jammed until the light of day.”



Stay tuned for more from Maybelleen and keep your ears peeled for Neon Lights & Magic Moments (May 18th).


Playlist: Summer Never Ends

It’s that time of year where town starts to buzz again. The students are rolling back in and it reminds me of the feeling I used to get when this time of year would hit, wishing that summer would never end. Here are some tunes to help you enjoy the remainder of your summer to its fullest capacity.

FYI, I’m trying something new. Below is a SoundCould playlist AND a Spotify playlist. I’m concerned for the future of SoundCloud so Spotify may be taking over on MFL for playlists. However, some musicians that connect with me do not have their music on Spotify thus, the playlists differ slightly in musical content. That being said, neither SoundCloud or Spotify should replace your support for musicians. Please GO to shows, BUY records, BUY T-shirts and tell them you love what they do. Enjoy:





Montreal brothers, Maybelleen, are back!

Just this week the pop/rock brother duo, Maybelleen, publicly announced the release of their new EP, In My World, which is due out January 28th.

To give you a little taste of what’s to come, check out the teaser video the boys released:


They’ve also shared one of the singles off of the EP called, “When I’m Right.” This song is the perfect display of the maturation of Maybelleen’s music since the release of Stereotypes EP last year. It still has the youthful feeling that Maybelleen is known for but instrumentally, harmony-wise and lyrically “When I’m Right” shows that the band has grown. AND, it’s seriously irresistible.



In My World was produce by Maybelleen’s production company, Maybel Productions and will be released on the Irish label, Little L Records. You can pre-order it here and catch the boys touring this year across the UK/EU.


APR 08 – Royal Oak, Bath
APR 09 – Colston Arms, Bristol
APR 13 – Cafe Rene, Gloucester
APR 14 – TBA, Leicester
APR 15 – Club L’Amour, Birmingham
APR 16 – TBA, Manchester
APR 17 – The Duck & Drake, Leeds
APR 19 – The Polar Bear, Hull
APR 21 – Jamcafé, Nottingham
APR 22 – The New Cross Inn, London
APR 25 – The Albion Club, Cardiff
APR 29 – The New Market, Weston-super-Mare
APR 30 – Exeter Cavern, Exeter
MAY 04 – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
MAY 05 – The Shacklewell Arms, London
MAY 06 – Queen St. Brewhouse, Colchester
MAY 09 – The Victoria Inn, Northampton
MAY 13 – The Rainbow, Birmingham
MAY 16 – O’Riley, Hull
MAY 21 – Broadcast, Glasgow
MAY 26 – The Old Brown Jug, Stoke-on-Trent
MAY 28 – The Globe Inn, Glossop
JUN 03 – Mosborough Music Festival, Sheffield
JUN 07 – Albion Brewery Bar, Northampton

New video from Montreal brothers, Maybelleen: “Rest My Case”

Music For Lunch has featured the Montreal brothers Peter and Charles Camiré twice already. I had the chance to interview them back in February and also shared their music video for “Time Machine”, a track of of their newest EP, Stereotypes. While “Time Machine” took place in their uncle’s old Nash 1928, “Rest My Case” is a spinning, candy-coated trip to the carnival, literally! The brothers amble around the carnival in slow motion, cotton candy in hand, scoping out the giant stuffed animal prizes, and taking spins on all the best whirling rides, all the while lyrics like “you’re such a fruit cake” or “you’re mad as a bag of ferrets, still I wanna spend my whole life with you” play in the background. I love it. Their music is so simple and honest. “Rest My Case” is a song about falling in love with someone, even if they’re as mad as a bag of ferrets. Isn’t that what love’s about?

Check out their new video below:

Featured image courtesy of G. Camire Art.

Video Premiere!

Hey, remember these guys:

Maybelleen! Well today, they’re releasing their new music video for their song, “Time Machine” which, has kind of a funny story to go along with it! Here’s what Pierre-Louise had to say about the making of the video:

We filmed it in our uncle’s old car, a Nash 1928…The same year of the silent movie we use in the background, “Speedy” by Harold Lloyd of 1928. The only way we could publish the video was to have the permission from ‘Harold Lloyd Entertainment, Inc.’ At first we thought they would be very busy and maybe not be interested but it turned out that Harold Lloyd’s granddaughter (Suzanne Lloyd) loved our video and allowed us to do it. They’ll even publish it on Harold Lloyd’s website next to the amazing films. It was simply a great adventure to figure it all out.

With that, check out the new video below:

Congratulations, Maybelleen! Can’t wait to hear from you again!

Greetings from Québec musicians, Maybelleen!

Pierre-Louise Camiré and brother, Charles-Emile Camiré are Maybelleen, a Québec-originating brother duo producing psych-pop-dream-rock. Here, check out this photo they sent me of their top tracks, genre classification included, jotted down on some old fashioned, spiral bound notebook paper:


These two fellows were kind enough to answer some of my questions about their musical adventures AND send me some photographs from their most recent shoot! Check out the photos below by clicking on one, which will take you to the short gallery:

It’s clear from the interview below that Pierre-Louise and Charles-Emile have a passion for creating new, unique and catchy music for all types of listeners. Their EPs vary greatly from song to song and I can’t wait to see what else this gentleman come up with. My conversations with them and their answers to my interview questions bleed with genuine excitement and true commitment to their mission to travel the world, sharing their sound. Check out what they had to say:

Q: ‘Gold in Our Hands’ came out about a year ago, yes? And now, you’ve just released ‘Stereotypes.’ Where do you see yourselves in another year? Or at least where do you hope to see yourselves?

A: In planes, tour vans, festivals, exciting venues… We want to move and play as much as possible.

Q: Along those lines, it seems like you come up with material rather quickly! Releasing two excellent EPS in a year nearly…Do you feel like you sometimes can’t keep up with your own creativity?

A: Actually, ‘Gold In Our Hands’ became an album through some songs we were putting online and so we started to play them live. ‘Stereotypes EP’ is for us, a closer sound to what Maybelleen really is and it’s only 6 songs out of… 30 others we could pick! We can say that we’re just really surprised of our own creativity!

Q:. Has becoming touring musicians been a dream for you both? If so, when did that dream become something that HAD to become a reality?

A: Some years ago, when our music started to sound like something interesting, we’ve been told by our dad to keep up with that in the most serious way and make it our only reason we wake up in the morning. We realized it was what we had to do in our lives, like anyone who have a career choice. You got to work for this only and it’ll start to grow.

Q: Do you feel your musical influences/inspirations have changed as you’ve started to develop your own sound? Or do you always turn to those same artists who inspired you initially?

A: Our sound is quite like our personality… You develop it as you’re growing up. Even as babies, our lifestyle at this age had an impact on our music today and when it was time to pick up an instrument, it just evoked in a physical way. We certainly have favorite bands which we love but it doesn’t really have an important impact on our sound.

Q: Can you pick two of the most exciting moments you’ve experienced in the last year since the release of your first EP?

A: Our UK tour for sure which inspired us to make ‘Stereotypes’ and the entire song-writing, recording thing of this album. Exciting projects always leads you to another!

Q: Finally, my favorite part of all of this (well, I shouldn’t say “favorite” because I love everything about music so I don’t know if I have a favorite part). If you have the time, could you make a 5 to 10 song playlist that captures your current (within the last few years) favorite songs? Here is Pierre-Louise and his brother, Charles-Emile’s, self-procured playlist! This is your chance to have a listen to what they’re listening to. It starts with Rush and finishes with a track by their very own father, Jean-Francois Camiré :

Q: Oh, one more thing. When do we get to see where you’ll be touring in the US?

A: Things will get more concrete about tour dates soon. We would say in mid-March, we’ll put out more details and exciting news concerning gigs.
Alright musicforlunchers, keep your ears and eyes peeled for Maybelleen in the coming years and don’t forget to check out their two EPs, ‘Stereotypes’ and ‘Gold in Our Hands’, both available for sampling on their soundcloud page:

and their newest EP is available for purchase at their website:

Thanks for your time, Maybelleen and thank you to all of you for reading and listening!