Maple Glider announces national tour + shares AA-Side ‘You At The Top Of The Driveway’ / ‘You’re Gonna Be A Daddy’

Photo by Bridgette Winten
August 15 2023

PRAISE FOR Maple Glider

“No other folk artist has had a fully-formed and breathtaking debut album as Melbourne singer-songwriter Tori Zietsch”


“Zietsch’s sparse, haunting folk hammers home the ephemerality of life and the inevitability of leaving... a statement of survival, a falling away from comfort to find oneself”

The Guardian (Best Australian Albums of 2021)

“The Melbourne-based songwriter’s debut is sparse and hypnotic, drawing connections between her experiences of leaving a relationship and leaving a religious upbringing”

Pitchfork (7.4)

“A piece that tries to unravel the intricacies of a religious upbringing and a relationship, both of which kept her from being her true self”

Bob Boilen (NPR)

“For someone so new, she really knows how to mainline straight to your heart and inhabit a very special emotional space really quickly”


“They say a debut album is a lifetime in the making. ‘To Enjoy’ vaults Maple Glider straight into the pantheon of beguiling modern indie folk/rock acts with Julia Jacklin, Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker and Aldous Harding”


“Some artists grab you from the first moment you hear them. For many music lovers, Tori Zeitsch has been one of those artists... Grasping the beauty and brilliance of Maple Glider's debut album will take no time or effort. It's a refined collection of deep songs written and played with enviable maturity and flair”

Double J

“One of the best, most hauntingly beautiful voices we’ve heard, Tori Zietsch aka Maple Glider is our one to watch”

10 Magazine

“A vulnerable, visceral, and altogether enthralling experience, Maple Glider’s debut album is as radiant as it is raw”

Beat Magazine


Do You


Two Years


Don’t Kiss Me

You At The Top Of The Driveway

You’re Gonna Be A Daddy

For You And All The Songs We Loved




I Get Into Trouble LP

Oct 13 via Pieater / Partisan Records


‘You At The Top Of The Driveway / You’re Gonna Be A Daddy’ is out now

via Pieater / Partisan Records, buy/stream it here.

Galloping along in the countdown to the release of Maple Glider’s 2nd LP I Get Into Trouble, out Oct 13 via Pieater / Partisan Records, we are today graced with a double single single of ‘You At The Top Of The Driveway’ and ‘You’re Gonna Be A Daddy’ (focus track), bridging sides A and B of the album. With the release comes the announcement of Maple Glider’s upcoming Australian tour. LISTEN + WATCH HERE + BUY TICKETS HERE + PRE-ORDER LP HERE.

Singer-songwriter Tori Zietsch revisits the relationship with her brother that broke our hearts in ‘Mama It’s Christmas‘ – the closing track of her debut To Enjoy is the Only Thing. The tracks melt into one another, unfurling layers of lackadaisical guitar and candied vocals create a hushed version of Maple Glider’s infectious folk-pop. It’s an honest expression of love that captures the beautiful and unique worldview shift that comes along with welcoming a new life into the world.

WATCH: ‘You’re Gonna Be A Daddy’ (Official Music Video)

Of the song pair, Zietsch says “I wrote these songs together as part one and two when I found out I was going to be an aunty for the first time. I experienced an urgent feeling of wanting to be near her, and I imagined all the things we’d be able to do together, in the same places where my brother and I grew up. I was having all sorts of considerations about my place in the world and what I am doing here, and I was searching for the things / people that hold importance to me.”

The video for ‘You’re Gonna Be A Daddy’ was filmed on Dja Dja Wurrung country in central Victoria, at The Salvage Yard, and is gratuitously full of colourful costumes and a fabulous unicorn affectionately nicknamed “Stubz. It was created with the same team behind the ‘Dinah‘ clip – co-directed by Bridgette Winten and filmed by Tom Dunphy. Today’s new release joins previously released singles ‘Don’t Kiss Me‘ and ‘Dinah‘ from the upcoming I Get Into Trouble album, supported across Double J and triple j Unearthed, NME, Tone Deaf, Music Feeds, Happy Magazine and more praising Maple Glider’s terrain into previously uncharted territory and bravery in highlighting the “double standards and hypocrisy of Christianity” (Music Feeds).

Maple Glider will be touring the album with newly announced headline Australian dates in November – hitting Eora / Sydney, northern NSW, Meanjin / Brisbane and Naarm / Melbourne. These follow her debut international tour in September, with her two London shows already sold out.

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