Article by KevW
Given that they've only released one EP (2013's 'Into The Haze'), Mayflower Madame seem to be held in high regard, having performed at some of the biggest festivals in their home country of Norway, as well as earning themselves support slots with the likes of Crystal Stilts and Moon Duo. None of this is surprising when you hear their music, which, as you may expect, is a combination of psychedelia, post-punk and drone-rock. The full experience will come later this year when they release their debut album which is currently penciled in for October/November.
The first single lifted from the forthcoming record is 'Lovesick', a dark, eerie, yet actually quite bouncy track that recalls a moody Violent Femmes, The Jesus & Mary Chain and The Dandy Warhols among others. The guitars jangle slightly, the bass bobs away with a certain hypnotic quality, and the vocals are drenched in reverb and give a haunted atmosphere, all to that bouncing beat. But a ferverous instrumental break gives a big psych kick and 'Lovesick' seems to raise itself to another level for a few seconds. If one EP gave the band the opportunities they've had, then an album could see them make yet more inroads. Don't be surprised if you start to hear a lot more about Mayflower Madame very soon.
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