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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