Following their rather brilliant eponymously-titled debut album, Madonnatron have kept themselves busy, recording a new single ‘Mermaids’, backed by ‘Ich Liebe Dich’ out on Trashmouth Records on 11th May. Not that they’ve had much time on their hands – they’ve squeezed touring with The Moonlandingz, PINS & supporting The Black Lips; featuring on the line up at UK festivals, including a packed out slot on the Rising Stage at Green Man; two live sessions for Marc Riley on BBC6Music; a live session for John Kennedy, plus a John Kennedy Artist In Residence slot  on Radio X; touring with Trashmouth Records and label mates Meatraffle across the UK at the end of 2016, and releasing their album in July 2017 into a very short period of time.

Mermaids is this slacker post-punk anthem, sighing Siouxsie like vocals alongside edgey, Cramps like guitars,draped in echo but with more than enough (angst ridden) melody and intrigue to keep you hooked from start to finish. On the flip Ich Liebe Dich (I love you) is a reworking of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg’s Je T’aime, only the lounge has been stripped away, replaced with this slightly insistant warbling guitar line, and plenty of tongues in cheeks.

Check it out, here

Poised to embark on their first UK headline tour  during March & April this year, with their atmospheric, raw, and confrontational live shows these sirens will mercilessly lure you onto the rocks….

The full list of their forthcoming shows:

09.03 – Southampton – Heartbreakers

15.03 – Brighton – Hope & Ruin

16.03 – Liverpool – District
 
17.03 – Manchester – Soup Kitchen 
 
23.03 – Cardiff – The Moon
 
24.03 – Bristol – Hy-Brasil
 
06.04 – Margate – Tom Thumb Theatre
 
07.04 – Sheffield – The Washington
 
08. 04 – Nottingham – Rough Trade
 
12.04 – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s
 
13.04 – Glasgow – Broadcast
 
18.04 – London – The Lexington
 
28.04 – Portsmouth – Psych Fest
 
27.05 – London – Raw Power Festival @ Tufnell Park Dome