- When: 3rd Mar
- Where: South Riddiford St
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Mermaidens are a three-piece band from Wellington, New Zealand, who are defined by intricate and unique songwriting, boldly raw – yet increasingly refined – studio production, and a hypnotic live synergy that leaves audiences enchanted.
Drawing inspiration from bands like Warpaint, Fugazi, Exploded View and Sleater-Kinney, Mermaidens’ sound offers a mesmerising dip into the realms of post-punk and psych. The voices of Gussie Larkin and Lily West embrace warm harmonies and dreamy, hypnotic lyrics, entwined with dark and moody riff -based melodies, underpinned by Abe Hollingsworth’s fluid and dynamic percussion.
Mermaidens pride themselves on an engaging, polished, and always-musical live performance. You need only look at their impressive portfolio of support slots and sold out shows to understand that the Mermaidens live show is of the highest quality.
In just a few years of existence Mermaidens have sold out a number of respected venues across New Zealand as well as supporting international acts such as Lorde, Death Cab For Cutie, Sleater Kinney, The Veils and Mac Demarco.
Photo credit: Evangeline Davis