Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Mary Shannon, Cody Mills, Sheridan Kerr, Shawn Arnold, Kram, James Matuszek, any other sod who will play my songs with me that I have or haven't met yet.


Influences

Fat History Month, whatever I ate for breakfast, Interpol, Gothic Tropic, Elliott Smith, Honeyblood, Kadavar, Laura Marling, Love of Diagrams, My mothers faith in me, Lucy Shannon, Juno Bean.


Website

www.meresmusic.com

Bio

Conceived in the perfect echo chambers of Canada’s cheap motel bathrooms, Meres is the solo project of Mary Shannon. Based in northern Tasmania, Australia, Shannon’s solo writing teems with reverberant vocal delay and menacing dissonance. Her abstract, multilayered approach cites influences from the likes of Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, U.S slacker rockers Bad History Month and Australian punk icon Adalita.

Meres’ self-proclaimed weirdo-scary-pop-rock explores Shannon’s reflections on the obscure, the dissident and the mundane, as written through the atonal gauze of her own unique and abstract feedback loop.

In July 2017 Meres was selected by Kram (drummer and vocalist for multi Aria Award winning Australian rockers Spiderbait) as the Tasmanian State representative for the APRA/AMCOS supported national song writing mentorship project One Eye on The Stranger. Meres has since performed at MONA FOMA with Kram joining the band on drums.

The band has a few singles out in the ether, with Hell is on its Way and more recently CUT both featuring on the Amrap Charts.

Meres has been a Tasmanian nominee for the National Live Music Awards “Live Voice of the Year” award category for 3 years consecutively (always a bridesmaid, am I right?) and has started producing her debut EP with Anna Laverty, which is due to be released..... Sometime when the stars align?

“This really does it for me. Crunchy, dreamy, but it never loses you. Your voice has such a unique and gorgeous timbre, like Angie McMahon doing heavy NY indie.” – Nat Tencic, Presenter of The Hook Up on Triple J

“…her guitar-charged indie-rock presented itself as one of the state’s most exciting in the ‘up and coming’ realm…” – Hayden Davies, Pilerats

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

11 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

meres has spun me round ten times with this one and i definitely won't be walking straight for a bit.

meres has spun me round ten times with this one and i definitely won't be walking straight for a bit.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Dec 2020

Triple J
40

once again meres is bringing fuzzy, emotive, rock n roll to the table and i'm making a reservation weeks in advance.

once again meres is bringing fuzzy, emotive, rock n roll to the table and i'm making a reservation weeks in advance.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

14 Dec 2020

Triple J
40

It sounds like Meres is bringing angst to burn on this new one with the churning '90s guitars.

It sounds like Meres is bringing angst to burn on this new one with the churning '90s guitars.