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Mermaidens Unveil New Single / Video 'Soft Energy'

Mermaidens Unveil New Single / Video 'Soft Energy'

Annabel Kean / Photo credit: Frances Carter / Friday 5th March, 2021 9:30AM

Those marvellous Mermaidens have delivered their catchiest, dreamiest cut yet. Fresh out today, 'Soft Energy' is the single teased with the announcement of their Soft Energy New Zealand Tour, bookended by the inaugural Pōneke and Tāmaki Mermgrown festivals. The new track is stupidly good, and ushers in the next Mermaidens era after 2019 album Look Me In The Eye won the trio an Aotearoa Music Award for best Album Cover and nomination for best alternative album. Vocalist Gussie Larkin took the director's chair for the 'Soft Energy' video, and with support from NZ On Air and director of photography Ezra Simons (Earth Tongue), has created a blush-tinted world for the band to expose their soft, tender hearts and ask those with a "tough and detached exterior ... to act with softness and vulnerability". I am loving Mermaidens' pairing of pinks, pearls and glitter with their reliably grunty guitar. New Merms who dis? Dis is plush, pop-star aesthetic Merms to go with 'Soft Energy's infectious pop melodies. Listen below, and find out where you can catch the live Mermaidens experience here...

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Mermaidens 'Soft Energy' Tour

Thursday 11th March - Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Friday 12th March - Dive, Dunedin, Dive
Saturday 13th March - Settler Theatre, Oamaru
Saturday 20th March - Mermgrown Festival, Auckland*
Saturday 3rd April - Napier, Paisley Stage

Tickets on sale HERE via UTR
Mermgrown Auckland tickets available HERE via UTR*


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Mermaidens 'Soft Energy' Tour
Thu 11th Mar 8:00pm
Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Mermaidens 'Soft Energy' Tour
Fri 12th Mar 8:00pm
Dive, Dunedin
Mermaidens 'Soft Energy' Tour
Sat 13th Mar 8:00pm
Settler Theatre, Oamaru
Mermgrown - Auckland
Sat 20th Mar 8:00pm
Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar, Auckland
Mermaidens 'Soft Energy' Tour
Sat 3rd Apr 8:00pm
Paisley Stage, Napier