Mayflower Madame – “Ludwig Meidner”
New video out on November 19th
“Ludwig Meidner” is a new single/music video from our recently released second album “Prepared For A Nightmare”. The track is inspired by (and dedicated to) German expressionist painter Ludwig Meidner (1884-1966), mostly known for his apocalyptic landscapes and cityscapes which portray the chaotic modern world as a ferment volcano about to erupt.
On a more individual level, it also describes a relentless search and longing for sources of intensified emotions in the mechanized concrete jungle – a dangerous ride which might lead you to the point of no return. However, as in Meidner’s visions, the idea of letting it all burst can involve both a fear for doom and a hope for catharsis. The video was directed/edited by Astrid Serck.” Trond Fagernes – Mayflower Madame
Mayflower Madame is a psychedelic post-punk band from Oslo, Norway. Their debut LP «Observed in a Dream» (2016) earned them excellent reviews and tours in both North America and Europe. Through eight tracks of psych-theatrical ingenuity, shady shoegaze and 1980s dark romanticism, the album conveyed the wintry feeling of their home country – icy and gloomy, haunting and majestic.
In conjunction with a 10-date U.S. tour in May 2018, Mayflower Madame released the EP «Premonition», a 4-track collection of apocalyptic love songs that also turned out to be a favorite among music bloggers. Since then the band has done mini-tours and festivals in France, Germany, UK and Eastern Europe in between recording sessions for their second LP.
Over the past years, Mayflower Madame has shared the stage with bands like Killing Joke, Moon Duo, Night Beats, Psychic Ills, Froth, The Underground Youth, Crocodiles, Cosmonauts and La Femme, which further might give you an indication of their sonic landscape.
Their long-awaited second LP «Prepared For A Nightmare» sees the band delving even deeper into their own distinctive blend of psych-noir and post-punk while also including elements of shoegaze and noise-rock. It will be released worldwide March 27th 2020 via their main label Only Lovers Records (France) in collaboration with Little Cloud Records (USA) and Icy Cold Records (France).