❉ Norwegian psychedelic post-punk outfit release much-anticipated second album.
“This is combination of shady psych-pop and shoegaze with elements of surf and post-punk” – frontman Trond Fagernes.
Today (June 12) brings the vinyl and CD release of Mayflower Madame’s new album Prepared for a Nightmare. The album has been released by French label Only Lovers Records in collaboration with Portland’s Little Cloud Records and Parisian label Icy Cold Records.
Hailing from Oslo, Mayflower Madame is Trond Fagernes (vocals, guitars, bass), Håvard Haga (guitars) and Ola J. Kyrkjeeide (drums). Formed in 2011, they first rehearsed in a desolate industrial building, sharing space with a carwash company. Their hazy, smoke-laden sound was conceived naturally amidst these gritty surroundings. They soon recorded a four-track demo and became ‘Unsigned Band of the Week’ on a major Norway stations.
After a few years of playing shows in Scandinavia, carefully honing their sound along the way, Mayflower Madame finally released their debut album Observed in a Dream in 2016. Through eight tracks of theatrical psych-gaze exploration and dark romanticism, the album conveyed the wintry feeling of their home country – icy and gloomy, haunting and majestic.
Tours in North America and Europe followed, followed by the Premonition EP in 2018, a 4-track collection of apocalyptic love songs, and more touring and festival circuit in France, Germany, UK and Eastern Europe between recording sessions for their second LP.
Mayflower Madame has shared the stage with bands like Killing Joke, Moon Duo, Night Beats, Psychic Ills, Froth, The Underground Youth, Crocodiles, Cosmonauts and La Femme.
Not long ago, the band released singles Swallow with video by Astrid Serck, and Vultures, inspired by the art of George Grosz and Hieronymus Bosch, the video for which includes live footage of the band and a dance sequence by Norwegian drag artist Remi Johansen Hovda.
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