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 (pronounced like pears) is the solo project of Mary Shannon. Based in northern Tasmania, Australia, Shannon’s solo writing is awash 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’ dreamy stoner punk 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. The project saw Meres write and workshop a new song under the mentorship of Kram before being invited to join him on the stage with fellow collaborators from each state to perform to packed out Tasmanian audiences as part of winter music festival, Festival of Voices at Hobart’s City Hall. Meres has since performed at MONA FOMA 2018 with Kram joining the band on drums.

The band’s first release Hell is on its Way debuted at #2 on the Amrap Regional Charts. In 2018 Meres released follow up single Feardom.

2019 has been a busy year for the band, performing at nearly every festival of note in Tasmania including Panama Festival, Falls Festival and Party in the Paddock.

In July 2017 Meres was announced as one of only five Tasmanian nominees for the National Live Music Awards “Live Voice of the Year” award category and has again been nominated in the 2018 and 2019 awards in the same category. Meres is working towards producing her debut EP with renowned Producer, Anna Laverty, which is due to be released early 2020.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

04 Dec 2019

Triple J
40

this is a shit hot brand of rock n roll with a great mix of attitude and dreaminess. oh and next time waax get to tassie they should get meres to support them.

this is a shit hot brand of rock n roll with a great mix of attitude and dreaminess. oh and next time waax get to tassie they should get meres to support them.

Review

Review by Stephen Goodhew Stephen Goodhew

26 Jul 2018

Triple J
40

Just listened to this in one of our music meetings and am rushing here to write a review so yeah guess you can say I'm pretty into it.

Just listened to this in one of our music meetings and am rushing here to write a review so yeah guess you can say I'm pretty into it.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

18 Jul 2018

Triple J
40

Ohhhhhhhh very good. I like you.

Ohhhhhhhh very good. I like you.