Sydney post punk quartet Mere Women released their new album Big Skies recently. It’s their third long player and follows up 2014’s Your Town and last years single ‘Drive’ which appears here. Math like rhythms and cavernous doom laden soundscapes emit uneasy doses of tension, desperation and defiance across the record. It’s the first time the band have recorded an album with bass and the extra muscular feel is palpable.
Lyrically, Big Skies is a treatise on the long struggle for independence and freedom by women in rural and regional Australia and simulcasts experiences of geographical and social isolation with the ancient and stultifying cultural mores generations of women endured and to a large extent still do. Read a track by track description by vocalist/keyboardist Amy Wilson over at Pilerats, listen to the record below and grab a copy on vinyl through Poison City here.
Big Skies (Album)
Mere Women (AUS)
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