Mermaidens are a three-piece band out of New Zealand. From just recently discovered them, their characterized by intricate and unique songwriting, boldly raw, yet also refined. Singer Lily Paris West's voice is like a hypnotic and entrancing siren call that can so easily shift gears between a sultry coo to a full blown emotional shriek.
The Wellington-based band draws inspiration from bands like Warpaint (listen for the contagious and perfectly planned harmonies), Fugazi, Exploded View and Sleater-Kinney, offering a mesmerizing dip into the realms of post-punk and psych.
Having just released their new album, Perfect Body, they've shared this new video for the album single "Sunstone". "Sunstone" is made up of three pretty different sounding sections, gradually becoming more and more brutal as the song progresses. It's like an unpredictable sonic journey, with no one hook that the song ever comes back to, but rather a constant progression of time signature changes, evolving guitar textures and heightened vocals. Take a ride through what the band calls "a twisted twilight world of tequila and Tupperware," below.