Despite only being formed earlier this year, Gold Coast hard rock duo Mermaid Waters have wasted little time impacting the local music scene.
After introducing themselves with the single Royalty this July, Mermaid Waters are following it up with new single The Grudge which will be out on September 10.
Frontman/drummer Liam Chappy caught up with HEAVY to talk about the upcoming release.
“It’s a bit all over the place,” he measured. “I’ve been a professional musician for about five years now and I’ve always been focused on drums and that kind of stuff so when I started getting into songwriting it felt like no-one would ever really give me a chance. It felt like a lot of people around me wouldn’t give me too much light of day to express myself. Since 2016 to now I’ve been in about nine bands, and I’ve tried to express myself the way I wanted without anyone understanding. It put me down more than I was wanting, and I repressed it quite a bit. It wasn’t until recently that I went you know what, I don’t care what these people think, I’m gonna give this a go and fuck them (laughs).”
In the full interview Liam talks more about The Grudge and who it is directed at, how it differs from Royalty, condensing sounds and influences from larger bands into a duo, the spoken narrative in The Grudge and what it signifies and more.