Your Town Poison City
The “post-punk” genre comes with a clearly defined formula for success. A constant sense of urgency or brooding, sure. Distant and distinctive vocals, yes please. Consistently off-kilter drum beats, sounds good. Jagged, distorted guitars, you betcha. Fear and paranoia in their lyrics, oh go on then. Sydney trio Mere Women manage to tick all these boxes and more on their impressive second album Your Town. “Home”, “Our Street” and “Midlight” all stand out, but the undoubted centrepiece of the album is the stunning “Golden”, which buries itself in your mind well beyond its four minutes with its repeated laments of “Where does your mind go?” and “Where did the time go?”. The electronica of “Hands And Face” and the almost London Grammar-esque “Heave Ho” offer something different too, making this a solid and mature offering.