Mermaid Avenue are a Brisbane/Meanjin band formed in 2015 around the song writing of Peter Clarke. Described by Scenestr magazine as ‘..peddling a fluid brand of indie rock, country-rock to alt country, indie folk, and bluesy Americana’, the band have released two albums to date (‘Temptation and Half the Truth’ (2018) and ‘Sugartown’ (2022)) that have been warmly received by critics and listeners alike. Songs from both albums have been finalists in global song writing competitions (including Blues and Roots Radio’s International Song of the Year 2019, 2021 and 2022) and the band’s music will soon be featured as part of the soundtrack of the yet to be released Australian movie ‘Hero’.
Recently nominated by Indie Rock News as one of the ’10 Indie/Alt-Rock Artists You Should Hear Now’, the band started releasing songs from their latest album ‘Loveday No. 9’ in 2023 and are launching the full album as part of Moreton’s Anywhere Festival in June.
“When you name your band after a legendary album, you better be able to back it up. Mermaid Avenue does this on Sugartown.” – Erik Ritland, The Cosmic American
“Overall, this is one of the best alternative rock debut albums I’ve heard for quite some time“, The Faulkner Review
“Brisbane’s Mermaid Avenue have…developed an incredibly endearing sound that few bands can pull off” – Happy Mag
“Mermaid Avenue are back, looking at relationships from all the angles.” – Matt Herman, Camden Monthly
“Mermaid Avenue continue to prove themselves as a band whose purpose is to serve the songs they write” – The Sound Cafe
“The second album from Australia’s Mermaid Avenue is brimming with the same great quality songwriting as we saw on the first. From ballad to out and out country rocker, Mermaid Avenue have delivered another ten tunes about life, love, the universe and everything.” – Rob, Lyrics and Vibes
Performances at Anywhere Festival
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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we present Anywhere Festival, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, Turrbal and Yuggera Peoples. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their stories continue to play.