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Wellington's Mermaidens Announce 'Satsuma' Release Tour

Wellington's Mermaidens Announce 'Satsuma' Release Tour

Friday 5th May, 2017 9:30AM

Wellington dream-psych trio Mermaidens have lined up a string of dates around the country to celebrate the release of their new single 'Satsuma'. Due to drop on the 26th May, the forthcoming cut will be the second taster from the group's highly-anticipated sophomore record following in the footsteps of hypnotic lead single 'Lizard' which was released last month. The new album, which is entitled Perfect Body, will be unveiled in August via Flying Nun. Here are details for their upcoming jaunt...

Mermaidens 'Satsuma' Tour

Friday 26th May, None Gallery, Dunedin w/ Death & The Maiden + Opposite Sex
Saturday 27th May, Darkroom, Christchurch w/ Motte + The Hex Waves
Saturday 2nd June, Borderline Festival, Whammy Bar, Auckland
Sunday 4th June, Lowtide AA Show, Auckland w/ Eyes No Eyes + Altered Blondes
Saturday 17th June, Meow, Wellington w/ Hex + Special Guests

Tickets to Mermaidens release shows available HERE and tickets to Borderline Festival can be found HERE as well as in-store at the usual outlets

Here is 'Lizard', the lead single from Mermaidens' upcoming album Perfect Body...


Mermaidens Satsuma Tour

Flying Nun are thrilled to announce that NZ’s compelling psych/post-punk trio Mermaidens will be touring New Zealand off the back of their second single ‘Satsuma’, out Friday 26th May. The band will venture to Christchurch and Dunedin for the second time, as well as playing two shows in Auckland, before finishing off the tour in their stomping ground of Wellington.

Mermaidens are renowned for their intricate and unique songwriting, boldly raw but increasingly refined studio production, and a hypnotic live synergy that leaves audiences enchanted. Their sound offers a mesmerising dip into the realms of post-punk and psych, while 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. Their debut album Undergrowth, released in 2016 on Flying Out.

Mermaidens aren’t ones to waste time - the band are on the cusp of revealing their latest body of work, LP Perfect Body, due out on 4th of August, via Flying Nun. The band offered a glimpse back in April with the single ‘Lizard’ debuting with UK’s Clash Music. ‘Lizard’ is dynamic and hypnotising, with layers of distorted guitars underpinning the choruses catchy hook. The single has received significant attention on the blogosphere, as well as charting on’s playlist. Mermaidens’ follow up single ‘Satsuma’ is set to be released on Friday 26th May, supported by a self-directed music video involving a feast for the senses; from bubble baths and broken nails to the oranges that are the song’s namesake.

Don’t miss one of Aotearoa’s most captivating live acts as they take to the road this May/June. Tickets are on sale


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Fri 26th May
None Gallery, Dunedin
Sat 27th May
darkroom, Christchurch
Fri 2nd Jun
The Wine Cellar, Auckland
Sat 3rd Jun
The Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar, Auckland
Sun 4th Jun
Lowtide, Auckland
Sun 4th Jun
The Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar, Auckland
Sat 17th Jun
Meow, Wellington

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