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mayflowermadame vulturesMAYFLOWER MADAME announces a new album and presents the first single ‘Vultures’. The music is something for fans of bands like THE SOFT MOON, JOY DIVISION, THE BLACK ANGELS, JESUS & MARY CHAIN, PSYCHIC ILLS, BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB OR FCC CLEAN.

Psychedelic Post-Punk outfit MAYFLOWER MADAME are about to unleash a new wave of their dark and distinctive blend of Post-Punk, Shoegaze and Psychedelia on their forthcoming album ‘Prepared for a Nightmare’, to be released in late March via French label Only Lovers Records, in collaboration with Portland’s Little Cloud Records and Parisian label Icy Cold Records. Ahead of that, they present the lead track ‘Vultures’.

Hailing from Oslo, Norway, MAYFLOWER MADAME is Trond Fagernes (vocals, guitars, bass), Håvard Haga (guitars) and Ola J. Kyrkjeeide (drums). “‘Vultures’ was one of the first songs we wrote for the new album. We instantly liked the combination of the insistent, driving beat with the swirling, hypnotic guitars. It was all done rather quickly, piece by piece just seemed to fall into place naturally. The song shows our roots in Post-Punk and Psychedelia, while also bringing in something new compared to our previous stuff,” says Trond Fagernes. “Lyrically, ‘Vultures’ is about desire, gluttony and vanity - both on a personal level and as a general symptom of the excesses of modern society. However, there’s a sense of both doom and revival in there. It’s partly inspired by the art of George Grosz and Hieronymus Bosch.”

MAYFLOWER MADAME formed in 2011, at first rehearsing in a desolate industrial building where they shared space with a carwash company. Their hazy, smoke-laden sound was conceived naturally amidst these gritty surroundings. The band soon recorded a four-track demo, leading them to be named “Unsigned Band of the Week” on one of Norway’s biggest radio stations. After a few years of playing shows across 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. Their much-anticipated second album ‘Prepared For A Nightmare’ sees the band delving even deeper into their own distinctive blend of Psych-Noir and Post-Punk with elements of Shoegaze and Noise-Rock. As of February 4, ‘Vultures’ will be available across digital platforms, including iTunes and Spotify. ‘Prepared for a Nightmare’ will be released on March 27.

mayflowermadame promo2020 bySvenSantelmann

Album Details
Trond Fagernes - Vocals, guitars, bass
Håvard Haga - Guitars
Ola J. Kyrkjeeide - Drums
Kenneth Eknes - Synth on all tracks except 2, 6 & 7
Petter G. Marberg - Bass on track 1 & 10
Songs written by MAYFLOWER MADAME / Trond Fagernes
Recorded by Trond Fagernes & Ola J. Kyrkjeeide at MaMa Studio, Oslo
Mixed by Bob de Wit (track 1, 5, 6 & 7), James Aparicio (track 2, 3 & 4) and James Trevascus (track 8, 9 & 10)
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio, New York

Press quotes
“Deeply atmospheric Psychedelia” - Clash Magazine
“A feverish nod to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club... the spacey menace of early Verve” - Q Magazine
“The love child of post-punk and neo-Psychedelia” - Classic Rock Magazine (Germany)
“An irresistible musical essence of Nordic Noir” - Louder Than War
“Their sneering vocals and wickedly distorted guitar riffs are pure JESUS & MARY CHAIN, the ominous, echo-drenched atmospherics recall SISTERS OF MERCY, and the overall and very palpable sense of fear and dread harken back to Faith-era Robert Smith” – BlackBook
“A narcotic netherworld where songs of a sinister beauty emerge from a psychedelic haze... absolutely brilliant” - Thee Psychedelicatessen


Source: Press Release / Promo photo by Sven Santelmann

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