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