After their stunning debut album “Observed in a Dream” from two years ago, Norwegian psych-noir/post-punk 4-piece based in Oslo, Mayflower Madame, have announced an upccoming 4-track EP titled “Premonition” due to be released on May 18, 2018 via Custom Made Music, SpiderChild Records and Black Verb Records, an exciting appetizer from the sophomore album that will follow within the year.
“Before I Fall”, the first song unveiled from, as they define them, a “collection of apocalyptic love songs”, is introduced by semi-acoustic guitar chords, soon to be followed by melodic, touching, crystalline guitar leads and evocative and enveloping keyboards chasing and intersecting each other throughout underpinned by the wistful vocals, drawing a shadowy, somber atmosphere laced with deep melancholy and longing.
The band’s sound seems to be refined and evolved, the reverberations and distortions have been replaced by crepuscular and rarefied tones, the menacing and bitter dark elements are diluted in an atmospheric and immersive post punk engulfed with hopeless sadness and disenchantment, reminiscent of the early Felt or Australian The Church, resulting in a mind-blowing and utterly bewitching beauty.
Mayflower Madame confirm once again to be an band of unique emotional depth and sheer sonic elegance.
Check out the video about the upcoming US tour, included an excerpt from another new song, more menacing and rhythmic, always exciting.
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