Mayflower Madame release ‘Upside Down (The Death Loop)’ video

Mayflower Madame

Mayflower MadameNorwegian band Mayflower Madame have released their debut album ‘Observed in a Dream’ via their own label Night Cult Records in Europe and Custom Made Music in North America.

They have released a new video for album track Upside Down (the death loop), which was directed by Norwegian art collective Born For Burning: “We wanted to make the impression that the video consists of two different found tapes. Inspired by the gloominess of the song we sought to make the images of the video disturbing and shot with a lo-fi camera. Some key ideas were trafficking and crime scene footage, partly inspired by the movie “Lilya 4-ever” by Lukas Moodysson.”

Watch the Upside Down (the death loop) video via YouTube below.

Available on CD, vinyl and to download, ‘Observed In A Dream’ conveys a shadowy and tumultuous world, sometimes ecstatic and noisy, but always indulging the soothing charms of melody. Thematically, the album is about endings and the fluctuating, passing states of relationships and life itself. From the smouldering serenity of Confusion Hill through the feverish Lovesick and the vivid Weightless to the closing Forever / The End of Everything, the album reveals different stages of a partly subconscious journey and its accompanying feelings of obsession, anxiety, instability and longing.

Stream ‘Observed In A Dream’: soundcloud.com/mayflower-madame/sets/mayflower-madame-observed-in-1

Mayflower Madame have confirmed a few dates this summer, with more to be confirmed soon:

Friday 29 July – The Shacklewell Arms – London, UK – More info here
Tuesday 09 August – Oya Festival Club Night – Oslo, Norway
Saturday 10 September – Samfundet – Trondheim, Norway

The cold Oslo winters have influenced their distinctive blend of post-punk, shoegaze and psychedelia, gaining them comparisons to the likes of Bauhaus, The Jesus & Mary Chain and Spacemen 3.

Since releasing their debut ‘Into the Haze’ EP in 2013, Mayflower Madame have been invited to play at two of the biggest festivals in Norway (Norwegian Wood and Oyafestivalen) and have supported some of the most prominent bands in the flourishing ‘neo-psychedelic movement’ such as Night Beats, Crystal Stilts, Disappears, Moon Duo, Crocodiles and La Femme.

Mayflower Madame are Trond Fagernes (vocals/guitars), Rune Overby (guitars), Petter Marberg (bass) and Ola J. Kyrkjeeide (drums). Additional live and studio member: Kenneth Eknes (synth).