• When: 8th Mar 6:45pm
  • Where: Wilson St Stage
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Mermaidens is Lily Paris West, Gussie Larkin and Abe Hollingsworth, a cerulean dreamsurf band from Wellington.

High school friends, the trio came together at Camp A Low Hum 2013, vowing they would become good enough to play at the revered independent music festival in Wainuiomata the next year. They did, and at this year’s event, they were certainly the highlight for many.

Operating a simple two guitar and drum kit dynamic, the songs rely on the interplay of the three musicians. Great riffs from Larkin and West swirl around one another and collide to form each song’s distinct sections, while Hollingsworth’s fluid and powerful drumming emphasises changes in the dynamic.