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Mermaidens Announce Nationwide 'Perfect Body' Tour

Mermaidens Announce Nationwide 'Perfect Body' Tour

Friday 28th July, 2017 9:22AM

Bewitching Wellington trio Mermaidens are on the precipice of releasing their sophomore album Perfect Body and to celebrate they are announcing a  six-show tour around the country for August and early September. Having spawned brilliant singles 'Lizard', 'Satsuma' and 'Sunstone', the highly-anticipated record sees the band build on the trademark dark and dreamy sound as exemplified on their debut full-length Undergrowth, which came out last year. Perfect Body is out 4th August via Flying Nun Records. Here are the tour details, which will also see them share a Wellington date with Canadian trio The Courtneys...


Mermaidens 'Perfect Body' Tour

Friday 11th August, Lucky, Whanganui
Saturday 12th August, The Stomach, Palmerston North (All Ages)
Friday, 18th August, Darkroom, Christchurch
Saturday 19th August, Radio One 91FM Club Show, Benessere Studios, Dunedin
Friday 1st September, The Other’s Way Festival, Auckland
Saturday 2nd September, San Fran Bathhouse, Wellington w/ The Courtneys

Tickets available HERE at UTR and in-store at the usual outlets
Head HERE for tickets to the Others Way festival

Here's the lush video for 'Satsuma', a single plucked from Perfect Body...


FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:

MERMAIDENS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE “SUNSTONE” & “PERFECT BODY” NZ TOUR

Mermaidens are defined by intricate and unique songwriting, boldly raw – yet increasingly refined – studio production, and a hypnotic live synergy that leaves audiences enchanted. The three-piece outfit from Wellington, New Zealand draw inspiration from bands like Warpaint, Fugazi, Exploded View and Sleater-Kinney, offering a mesmerising dip into the realms of post-punk and psych.

Mermaidens burst onto the New Zealand scene with their widely acclaimed debut EP O in 2014 and went on to release their debut album Undergrowth in 2016. As a result, they were offered dozens of shows and international support slots, which led to them being picked up by Flying Nun Records.

The band are set to release their first international album, Perfect Body, on 4 August 2017. Perfect Body features many of the familiar characteristics of the Mermaidens’ sound, with twinkly, reverb-laden guitar lines, rich vocal harmonies and vibrant drums. They have expanded on these sounds, bringing in even more dynamic elements, building richer melodic layers and a wider range of guitar textures, as they explore different levels of dissonance. Each song bursts with energy and variety, with contrasting light and dark, and they’ve left space for mellow and brooding instrumentals underpinning a powerful vocal melody.

To celebrate the release, Mermaidens are taking Perfect Body on tour around Aotearoa. The band’s impressive portfolio of support slots and sold out shows attests to the charm and excellence of their live performance. In just a few years Mermaidens have sold out major venues in New Zealand as well as supporting acts such as Death Cab For Cutie, Sleater Kinney and Mac Demarco. Don’t miss this band in the heat of their new record, Perfect Body, on tour around the country this August/September - they’re set to make a similar impact on the global music scene as they have at home in New Zealand.


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