Get lost in the latest glimmer of fuzz from Mermaidens

Get lost in You Maintain the Stain, the latest glimmer of fuzz from Mermaidens

Mermaidens have delivered another woozy single, and it’s damn lovely in all its “fuzzy messed up-ness”.

You Maintain the Stain showcases the full spectrum of music we’ve come to expect from New Zealand’s twinkly rockers, erring from moments of stripped back, heady post-punk, to jangly indie-rock. It very dynamic, and it’s very cool.

Photo: Russell Kleyn

Mermaidens’ new single You Maintain the Stain is incredibly real. The New Zealand rockers have hit their stride in a sound where raw post punk meets refined, jangly rock.

Mermaidens is made up of guitarist/vocalist Gussie Larkin, bassist/vocalist Lily West, and drummer Abe Hollingsworth. Since their formation in 2013, the indie-rockers have come to develop a mesmerising synergy. It shines through in tracks like You Maintain the Stain, showcasing an incredibly refined sound that maintains a home-made, garage feel.

Every note makes a point, especially in Lily’s vocal performance; it’s controlled, yet super hearty and raw. She delivers in You Maintain the Stain, smothering the chaos of the guitars with her smooth-as-honey melodies.

It’s clear that Mermaidens are a wealth of talent who’ve consistently delivered excellent music. Their 2017 album Perfect Body scored a nomination for the prestigious Taite Music Prize in 2018.

If you love them as much as we do, you can catch their live shows next month.


Tour Dates

Friday April 5  – Christchurch, Darkroom
Saturday April 6 – Dunedin, The Cook
Friday April 12 – Wellington, Meow
Saturday April 13 – Auckland, Neck of the Woods

Tickets are on sale now at Under The Rader.