The Premonition EP is the new release from Oslo’s psychedelic post-punk band Mayflower Madame. The band commissioned Astrid Serck to direct a video for track Before I Fall – watch it below.
A precursor to an album due out later this year, it captures the post-punk sound perfectly without sounding derivative or retro. A more gothic sound occasionally bubbles under the surface, but it possesses that mournful, spiky essence that makes post-punk such a vital and affecting genre.
Trond Fagernes’ vocals have a world weary, almost broken quality to them, which adds to the overriding sense of melancholia that pervades Before I Fall. Beauty and can be forged from pain, and that’s certainly a concept that the song takes to its heavy, heaving heart.