Artist info

Genre

Indie


Sounds like

TOPS, Hockey Dad, Ocean Alley, Methyl Ethel, Parcels


band members

John Harvey James Marelich Julia Wallace Saskia Fleming Bella Waideman


Influences

Khruangbin, Jamiroquai, Parcels, Vulfpeck, TOPS


Website

Bio

Mal de Mer is a dynamic 5-piece Perth band that effortlessly glides between Funk, Indie, Soul, Pop and Jazz, blending them all together with an Australian twang; adding a flavour that isn’t commonly found in these genres. With groove shifts that keep you on your toes, and unapologetic lyricism that speaks directly to your inner angsty teen, the band is continually honing their craft and sound with each release.

Mal de Mer consists of John Harvey (guitar), Julia Wallace (trumpet/keys), James Marelich (drums), Bella Waideman (bass), and Saskia Fleming (vocals).

Mal de Mer fuses the member’s individual musical inspirations and writing styles together seamlessly, creating a powerhouse up-and-coming group with a distinguishable sound. With a new single ‘Far Cough’ in January, and the release of their debut EP 'Gone Fishing', Mal de Mer are launching into 2021 head-on!

Gone Fishing EP- out on all platforms!

'...a five-track release that brilliant summarises their craft and how it's continued to evolve and further itself throughout the band's lifetime. Gone Fishing is essentially a demonstration of that, emphasising the blend of sounds that make Mal de Mer what they are, and how the musicianship and talent of the trio bring this to life'- Pilerats

'Gone Fishing is a truly epic debut EP that defies the rules of conventional songwriting to bring us something original, eccentric and textured'- Live Wire AU

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

28 May 2021

Triple J
40

even if this type of music isn't your cuppa tea, mal de mer make it irresistible. every single time.

even if this type of music isn't your cuppa tea, mal de mer make it irresistible. every single time.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

24 May 2021

Triple J
40

This band keeps delivering the goods. Thick groove, slicker playing and Saskia's vocals are so charmingly idiosyncratic I can't help but fall deeper for Mal de Mer.

This band keeps delivering the goods. Thick groove, slicker playing and Saskia's vocals are so charmingly idiosyncratic I can't help but fall deeper for Mal de Mer.

Review

Review by Tyrone Pynor Tyrone Pynor

08 Feb 2021

Triple J
40

The title of this track is just as cheeky as that trumpet solo! And need I say more than a trumpet solo? Loving this funky, jazzy number it's just the soul food I ordered!

The title of this track is just as cheeky as that trumpet solo! And need I say more than a trumpet solo? Loving this funky, jazzy number it's just the soul food I ordered!