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Band & Musician News - Mermaidens share new track 'She's Running'

Mermaidens share new track 'She's Running'

23 August 2019 - 0 Comments

Ahead of their anticipated The Others Way appearance (their first NZ show since returning from the UK and Europe) electrifying trio Mermaidens share a prismatic headbanger She’s Running. The propulsive third single comes off their upcoming album Look Me In The Eye, out September 6 on Flying Nun Records.

Recently, Mermaiden’s leading voices (and fellow gear fanatics) Lily West and Gussie Larkin joined
She Shreds for a special feature video, going over the story of Mermaidens’ custom-built Chorus effects pedal, Moon Cycle. Watch the full story here.

Listen to She’s Running: Spotify | Apple Music | iTunes

Pre-save Look Me In The Eye:
https://ffm.to/mermaidens-lookmeintheeye

"The inciting moment for writing She’s Running was one afternoon when I was looking after two very sweet but insane little boys in the playground after school. I’ve done a bit of childcare as a side hustle over the years, but nothing could prepare me for what I can only describe as a fight to the death. These two kids started lunging at each other, trying to tear the other one apart! I was completely out of my depth. Then suddenly all these Mum's were around me, helping calm these kids down, and reassuring me too. It might seem like a trivial little incident but it gave me a new appreciation for these women and their unseen work," shares co-vocalist/guitarist, Gussie Larkin.

After everything chilled out and the boys were best friends again, I sat in the sun watching the women around me playing with and caring for their children. I felt really small and strange, and that’s when I scribbled the chorus lyrics “I’m shrinking beside the wise woman” in my diary."




Look Me in the Eye sees Mermaidens scale new territory, fearlessly pushing sonic boundaries and producing a body of work as severe and progressive as it is vibrant and exhilarating. At the heart of the record lies the thematic exploration of female voices, as band members Gussie Larkin (co-lead vocals/guitar), Lily West (co-lead vocals/bass) and Abe Hollingsworth (drums) expose motifs of exterior masks, human relationships and power dynamics with unflinching fervour.

The title of the new album is intentional in its double-meaning, as notions of confrontation and intimacy collide to unearth the tangled paradoxes of human connection. The voices and perspectives of both front-women shape the record with equal footing, creating a dialogue around female collaboration and friendship.

Look Me in the Eye was recorded with long time collaborator, audio engineer James Goldsmith at Blue Barn Recording Studio in the trio’s hometown of Wellington. Predominantly writing songs independently and then coming together as a trio to work through arrangements and develop ideas, Mermaidens mobilised their strengths in collaboration to produce a body of music that is every bit as experimental, as it is accessible and uniting.


Pre-order the limited edition gatefold pressing of Look Me in the Eye (dreamy blue vinyl) via Mermaidens’ Bandcamp and go into the draw to win Moon Cycle, a custom-made chorus pedal made by Kiwi amp-creator, Emerald Rose.

LOOK ME IN THE EYE, OUT SEPTEMBER 6 ON FLYING NUN RECORDS WORLDWIDE

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