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Listen to Mermaidens give the middle finger to authority on new single, ‘You Maintain the Stain’

New Zealand trio Mermaidens have shared their latest single, ‘You Maintain the Stain’, accompanied by a UK tour announcement.

The tour will be in support of their upcoming 7” split single release for ‘You Maintain The Stain’ / ‘Cut It Open’, which is set to drop via Flying Nun Records next month (3rd May).

Giving fans a teaser of what’s to come, the Wellington three-piece have shared ‘You Maintain the Stain’, a middle finger to “The Man” and the messed up power structures in this world – listen to it below.

Bassist and vocalist Lily West elaborated on the track: “It’s about being assertive and having attitude – thus defying gendered expectations that women should handle situations in a calm, kind way.”

Mermaidens are set to headline London’s Shacklewell Arms, followed by a series of p and down the country – check out the full list of dates below.

Friday 3rd May – Shacklewell Arms, London
Saturday 4th May – Mother’s Ruin, Bristol
Monday 6th May – TBC, Chelmsford
Wednesday 8th May – Slocken, Leeds
Thursday 9th May – Bloc+, Glasgow
Friday 10th May – TBC, Edinburgh
Monday 13th May – Green Store Door, Brighton
Tuesday 14th May – Sebright Arms, London

Wednesday 15th May – Supersonic, Paris, France*
Friday 17th May – TBC, France
Saturday 18th May – Butcher’s Tears, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Monday 20th May – Glockenbachwerkstatt, Munich, Germany
Tuesday 21st May – TBC, Leipzig, Germany
Wednesday 22nd May – Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, Germany*
Friday 24th May – TBC, Hamburg
Saturday 25th May – Privat, Cologne, Germany
* supporting Hand Habits

Madeleine Dunne

While studying multimedia journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, Madeleine began writing for several publications including Transistor, Vegan Connections, and GigSlutz. In 2018, she became the music editor for Vegan Connections before joining the Music Crowns team as a staff writer and digital assistant. @kohlgrrl

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