Album cover artwork with red vinyl record popping outSydney’s Mere Women return with Romantic Notions, the band’s fourth record that sees them wielding their power in staggering new ways.

The title track is a masterclass in post-punk, with the band’s rhythm section – combined with Amy Wilson’s towering vocal – a foreboding combination that is reminiscent of Siouxsie and the Banshees. The band experiment with percussive sounds on Someone Loves You, adding a dynamic new layer to their sound whilst still retaining their signature vigour. The album lives up to its name with both Charms and the piano-led Interlude stirring in their sentiment.

Mastering the perfect balance of emotions and energy, Romantic Notions offers a catharsis needed in these turbulent times.

Romantic Notions by Mere Women is out March 5 via Poison City.

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