Mermaidens - Under The Mountain II

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It’s just over a year since I first discovered and blogged about New Zealand’s Mermaidens and they return to these pages with the first new track taken from the trio’s debut album Undergrowth (due 15th March according to their Bandcamp).

The track is called “Under The Mountain II” and is simply wonderful, continuing with the darkly-hued hypnotic psyche-rock of 2014’s O EP and yet is perhaps denser and tougher sounding too. There’s spidery, reverb heavy guitars, punchy, grooving percussion and dreamy yet discordant vocal harmonies combining upon layers of increasingly intense rhythms before climaxing its taut, moody passage with an almighty noisy climax. Yep, I love it.