Mere Women (Album Launch) (arvo) Screensaver (album launch), Body Maintenance, Dark Water, Pleasure Symbols (evening)


1:00 pmSunday, 24 April 2022


Northcote Social Club

301 High Street, Northcote

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Mere Women celebrate the release of their fourth album “Romantic Notions”. Following their critically acclaimed album “Big Skies” in 2017 Romantic Notions, released by Poison City Records, their new album permeates the anxiety of recent times and said to be,

“equal parts forceful and intimate, with raw emotion being exuded through both lyrics and music, it’s a powerful listen, and easily a contender for album of the year”

– Rolling Stone Magazine.

Promising to explore the album in depth and in a live setting for the first time, Mere Women invite you for a night of Romantic Notions.


Melbourne/Naarm post-punk band screensaver launch their debut album ‘Expressions of Interest’ at Northcote Social Club on April 24th.

Taking sonic cues from the classic era of post-punk/new wave, screensaver delivers a debut that’s as catchy as it is gloomy. Recorded by Julian Cue and mastered by David Stepford, Expressions of Interest is released via Heavy Machinery in Australia and Upset The Rhythm in the UK. The album is one of 40 albums produced as part of City Of Melbourne’s ‘Flash Forward’ project. Don Yates from KEXP sums it up well,

“E.O.I is a potent set of dark post-punk inflected with industrial, motorik prog-rock and other styles, combining angular guitars, buzzing keyboards, driving rhythms and hypnotic song hooks.” Don Yates, KEXP

Check out the album here:

Along for the ride are:

Body Maintenance- This 5-piece unit released a ripping self-titled EP in Feb 2021 on Unwound Records. Their sound is laced with gloom but hits with exhilarating urgency, creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously stark but arresting, with nods to classic era bands like The Chameleons and Comsat Angels.

Dark Water – brooding dark-wave meets synth-pop, this 3-piece create emotive and danceable songs that are both sinister and seductive. Currently working on a highly anticipated new album right now.

Pleasure Symbols – Brisbane/Melbourne dark-pop dreamers who lean into heavy reverb infused dark wave, their album ‘Closer and Closer Apart’ released on Avant! In 2019, with fans eagerly awaiting a follow-up.

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