Related Information for Maple State The Maple State formed in 2004 in Manchester, England after meeting at school/college, the band originally drew most of its inspiration from emo-rock bands such as The Get up Kids, The Anniversary and Hot Rod Circuit. Comprised of brothers Gregory and Christian Counsell, William Pearson and John Goodwin, the band recorded their earliest songs in a friend's bedroom and began touring the UK, these songs eventually became their first EP entitled At Least Until We've Settled In, whi.. read more