It's a caustic piece of post-punk that perpetually shape-shifts...

New Zealand group Mermaidens are engaged in acts of deconstruction.

Pulling apart rock tropes to see how they work, the band's incisive approach leans on post-punk while taking notes from the North American underground.

New single 'You Maintain The Stain' lands as the band prepare for a UK tour, starting in London and winding their way up to Glasgow.

The new release will soundtrack their way. Opening with a riff that spasms like a raw nerve, it then leaps into an incline, exploring rather more gentler, almost pastoral climes.

A song that shifts and evolves in unexpected ways, 'You Maintain The Stain' recalls the likes of Dilly Dally and Preoccupations while pursuing its own path.

Part of a new seven inch release on renowned New Zealand imprint Flying Nun, you can check out 'You Maintain The Stain' below.

Catch Mermaidens at the following shows:

May
3 London Shacklewell Arms
4 Bristol Mother’s Ruin
6 Chelmsford TBC
8 Leeds Slocken
9 Glasgow Bloc+
13 Brighton Green Store Door
14 London Sebright Arms

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