Mary Joanna – Fade (Tired Eyes) – Audio

Mary Joanna from England has a début track Fade (Tired Eyes) which appeared this week.

Mary Joanna

Mary Joanna

Those of longer memory will recall a band called Mary Joanna & The Southern Electrikk introduced in July. They have already split into two entities one being – Mary Joanna – the other – The New Southern Electrikk, about whom I also have an email announcing new songs.

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Mary Joanna & The Southern Electrikk

Mary Joanna & The Southern Electrikk from Manchester in England is the alt-synth collaboration of Mary Joanna (Vocals), Rikki Turner (Keys), Steven Tatji (Bass), Spencer Birtwhistle (Drums), Stephen Evans (Guitar) and Zack Davies (Guitar).

Mary Joanna & The Southern Electrikk - alt-synth from England

Mary Joanna & The Southern Electrikk

Experienced performers and musicians Mary Joanna & The Southern Electrikk have taken little time to get into their stride and I thought it would be of interest to take a few minutes out to consider a sextet with only two tracks available, nary a handful of gigs, but big plans that look set to come to fruition.


As regular readers will know by my recent comments, the emergent sounds of 2014 in the UK have fast evolved into, malcontent dark textures combining the underpinnings of solid rock influences with the floating chambers of  synths, which resonates of a country in flux and implosion and it is the North West – Manchester / Liverpool / Stoke-On-Trent / Sheffield quadrilateral in which this is best found. Mary Joanna & The Southern Electrikk  are perfectly in tune with this movement.

The dreamy synth floats around the room like mist rising from a cold moor on an autumn dawn, as lilting guitars glitter in the shroud and an emphatic bass / percussion combination evokes of hidden menace, whilst tightly binding the head is a vocal which presages the unfolding realities of life.

A new single due out on the 22nd September – Wasted – is something to look forward to. Further ahead an LP is being put together of which You Knew, You Knew has recently appeared.

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