Saxon Zine Presents..
FREE ENTRY // FRIDAY 3RD MAY // The Shacklewell Arms
Mermaidens are a three-piece band from Wellington, New Zealand, who are defined by intricate and unique songwriting, boldly raw – yet increasingly refined – studio production, and a hypnotic live synergy that leaves audiences enchanted. Drawing inspiration from bands like Warpaint, Fugazi, Exploded View and Sleater-Kinney, Mermaidens’ sound offers a mesmerising dip into the realms of post-punk and psych. The voices of Gussie Larkin (also in Earth Tongue) and Lily West embrace warm harmonies and dreamy, hypnotic lyrics, entwined with dark and moody riff-based melodies, underpinned by Abe Hollingsworth's fluid and dynamic percussion.
"Mermaidens began in 2013 as a two-guitar, one-drum trio, creating what guitarist/vocalist Gussie Larkin calls “twinkly” indie rock. But in a quest to solidify their sound Lily West switched to bass, shifting the focus towards psych and garage rock." - Noisey
Ghost Car have made a big hitter for the punks, the twees, the skaters, the heshers and hipsters. Their track ‘Stuck in The Mud’ was the first record by the band and was released on NYC label Greenway Records, who have shown no hesitation is considering them peers amongst an amazing roster that includes L.A Witch, Levitation Room and Abjects & more!
Let me introduce you to Skate Psych band Dr Chan from the south of Paris.
Mixing Californian skate punk sounds like Fidlar and rubbing some King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard freakout psych into the wound while flirting with themes and spleen from Floridian Death rap like $uicideboy$.
71 Shacklewell Lane
E8 2EB London