In 2011, Maverick Sabre released his debut album Lonely Are The Brave, a project that brought with it a rapid succession of career-defining singles. "I Need" (a remix of which included verses from Chip and Benny Banks), "What Have I Done To You" and "No One" dropped to enraptured audiences and he quickly became a name everyone wanted on their tracks. The album also made him a household name in the UK and a favourite of critics across the board. 

The English-Irish musician's start came via a low-key performance of "They Found Him A Gun" on SBTV back in '09, which earned him a stack of new fans, and then a guest-spot on Chase & Status' "Fire In Your Eyes". Since then he's collaborated with bigger and bigger names, including Shy FX, Devlin, Chronixx, Potter Payper, K Koke, George The Poet, Joey Bada$$ and, most recently, Bugzy Malone. For the past twelve months or so, Maverick's been hard at work on album number three. Entitled When I Wake Up, the new effort promises to be at least as eclectic and surprising as anything he's put out so far. Details for the project are so far being kept under wraps, but more info has been promised for the coming weeks. And who knows? Maybe we'll get a single or a video to tide us over until the album's March 22 release date.

As the release date for album number three approaches, we caught up with Maverick Sabre to get the soundtrack to his life.