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Beloved Pōneke trio Mermaidens have today announced a nationwide tour in support of their soon-to-be-released single, ‘Soft Energy’.

Gussie Larkin, Lily West and Abe Hollingsworth have spent their summer in the studio, hard at work, road-testing an assortment of new material that they’re itching to share with fans from sunny Tāmaki Makaurau right down to mighty Ōtepoti (playing six dates in total).

Think more glitter, think more pop, think Mermaidens like you’ve never seen them before…

”The three of us have spent the past couple of months making a racket both in our practice space and in a recording studio. We weren’t exactly expecting it but, these noises turned into songs! And now we get to play them live to the best people in the world,” says Gussie.

”We’re also looking forward to hitting up all the op shops, eating southern cheese rolls and trying to be as tourist-y as a rock tour allows.”

Two of the six dates will see the band play their own festival – Mermgrown – which is being held in both Tāmaki and Pōneke. Having been postponed in 2020 due to unfolding pandemic, the excitement for these long-awaited fests is real! (Wellington is very close to selling out).

Gussie says those who have their tickets locked down should get set to be “IMPRESSED!”.

”Both Pōneke and Tāmaki fests are chocka with amazing New Zealand bands that we love.”

”Mermgrown in Tāmaki will be more of a late-night affair, with three stages across Whammy, Wine Cellar and Backroom. We’re very excited for the return of Kane Strang, because we are HUGE fans and we’ll be singing all the words. The music will go deep into the night, with some hot DJ’s for the doof doof fiends. We’ll see you on the d floor,” she adds.

School-aged Merm fans will also rejoice over the news that the show in Palmerston North will be all ages.

As for the upcoming single – it was recorded at The Surgery, produced by Samuel Flynn Scott (The Phoenix Foundation), and will absolutely leave you wanting to rock out to it live and in the flesh.

Tickets for both Mermgrown and the Soft Energy tour are on-sale now via Undertheradar.

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Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch Thu, Mar 11 Buy
Dive, Dunedin Fri, Mar 12 Buy
Settler Theatre, Oamaru Sat, Mar 13 Buy
Whammy Bar & Wine Cellar, Auckland Sat, 20th Mar Mermgrown AKL Tickets here
Paisley Stage, Napier Sat, Apr 3 Buy