Mayflower Madame are a psychedelic orientated post-punk band from Oslo, Norway who peddle a dark, brooding sound which blends well with some of the finest sounds of the time.
Comprised of Trond Fagernes (vocals/guitar), Håvard Haga (guitar), Petter Gudim Marberg (bass) and Ola Kyrkjeeide (drums), they formed formed in the dark winter of 2010 and started rehearsing in a desolate space. From the gritty surroundings, their nebulous sound was born. Their debut album Observed in a Dream was released in April 2016 in Europe on the bands own label, Night Cult Records and in June 2016 to the North American audience on American label Custom Made Music to critical acclaim.
‘Drown’ is a fuzz laden guitar lovers heaven with shoegaze vibes from My Bloody Valentine being channelled throughout. The saturnine vocals of Trond draw attention whilst a strong rhythm section drives the track through and with some extra distorted guitar, a Sisters of Mercy vibe prevails.
Having just completed a tour of the US and a new album in the pipeline, Mayflower Madame are one of the new champions of Scandinavian Psychedelia and ones to watch with interest.