Oslo’s Mayflower Madame are purveyors of darkly inflected post-punk swathed in shimmering psychedelia. They have shared the stage with bands like Crystal Stilts, Night Beats, The Underground Youth, Psychic Ills and Moon Duo, which further gives you an idea of their sonic landscape.
Mayflower Madame's first long player, Observed in a Dream, exists in a narcotic netherworld where songs of a sinister beauty emerge from a cavernous haze. Through eight tracks of psych-theatrical ingenuity, shady shoegaze and 1980s dark romanticism, the album conveys the wintry feeling of Mayflower Madame’s home country – icy and gloomy, haunting and majestic.
"Deeply atmospheric psychedelia" - Clash Magazine
"A magnificent debut that offers an irresistible musical essence of Nordic Noir" - Louder
“Coming on like a wicked mix of Echo & The Bunnymen and the Gun Club, feeding their
paranoid dreams with an unrepentant dose of edgy psychedelia, this Oslo-based band rather surprised everyone by presenting an album full of rich, sinuous texture like not too many manage or even dare to consider in this realm.” - Stereo Embers Magazine
Observed in a Dream is available on 180 g black vinyl.
Label: Night Cult Records