Over the last three years, Wellington-based New Zealand psychedelic rock trio Mermaidens (Lily West, Gussie Larkin, Abe Hollingsworth) have crafted themselves a haunting and accomplished sonic aesthetic. Letting reverb-washed guitar atmospherics and hypnotic group vocals lap against a strident rhythm section, their sound and songs has seen them perform alongside the likes of Mac DeMarco, Sleater-Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie, Windhand and Die! Die! Die!, and make well-received appearances at festivals like Camp a Low Hum and Chronophonium.

Over the last few months, they've been slipping out a series of dreamy-yet-demanding singles, 'Seed', 'Under The Mountain II' and now 'Undergrowth'. Described by the band as " A coastal stroll along haunted shorelines," 'Undergrowth' heralds the arrival of their debut album of the same name, due for release this month in cassette tape and digital download formats. Recorded and produced with sound engineer James Goldsmith at Blue Barn Studios in Wellington and mastered by Chris Townsend, 'Undergrowth' is a compelling statement from a band with the songwriting and performance chops required to go the distance.

You can listen to 'Undergrowth' via SoundCloud. Mermaidens' debut album of the same name will be released on March 18.