Ahead of their second album’s release, Norwegian indie/goth band Mayflower Madame are streaming their new single, ‘Vultures’.
Taking a pinch of Jesus & Mary Chain and a huge influence from Bauhaus and ‘First, Last & Always’ era Sisters of Mercy, the track really delivers in terms of mechanical rhythms, cold riffs and a brilliant alt-pop darkness. Everything has been recycled with so much love, it could even pass as authentic find from a vault of rare 80s alternative music.
A slightly European feel to the vocal helps to give an even more interesting perspective, but for fans of the style, the single really takes off during its brief instrumental break where a pulsing bass and slightly discordant guitar reinforces a pure love for the goth-pop classics of yesteryear.
‘Vultures’ is available via streaming services and available as a download from the usual outlets on February 4th. In the meantime, you can take a listen via the Soundcloud link below.
Great track, it’s got a Bob Calvert era Hawkwind feel to it but without the fuzzy rhythm guitar. I will be keeping a lookout for more from this band.