The band dips into realms of post-punk, grunge and gothic blues, the entangled riff-based melodies of Gussie Larkin and Lily West driven by Abe Hollingsworth's fluid and dynamic percussion.
Recent single 'Undergrowth' premiered on UK blog The 405 last week, lauded as "a compelling statement from a band with the songwriting and performance chops required to go the distance."
Their new video for the latest single is available to view here.
Undergrowth sees a wash of reverb guitars shift between the sinister and the ecstatic and vocal harmonies and formidable lyrics provide a warm embrace atop the band’s instrumental bed.
Since forming in 2013, Mermaidens have played countless live shows around the country, captivating audiences and capturing praise along the way.
With a reputation for dynamic, drawn out jams that leave audiences in raptures, their shows include support slots for international acts Mac DeMarco, Sleater Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie, Windhand and Die! Die! Die!, as well as at festivals Camp a Low Hum and Chronophonium.
The album is available on Flying Out from 18 March.
The band are taking their new album on tour around New Zealand, with dates listed below.
Mermaidens - Undergrowth - Album Release Tour
Friday March 18th: Wellington - San Fran w/ Hex &Womb
Friday April 8th: Auckland - Whammy/Backroom, Double album release w/ Kane Strang
Saturday April 9th: Mt Maunganui - Imbibe Bar w/ Threat.Meet.Protocol
Friday April 15th: Palmy - Great Job w/ Token Effort&Fruit Juice Parade (All ages)
Friday April 16th: Whanganui - The Old Arc w/ Robin