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

Bio

Conceived in the perfect echo chambers of Canada’s cheap motel bathrooms, Meres (pronounced Mares / Pears) is the solo project of Mary Shannon (Bansheeland, Teens, Thieves, Isla Ka and Joel on Joel). Based in northern Tasmania, Australia, Shannon’s solo writing is awash with reverberant vocal delay, menacing dissonance and tumbling electronic beats. 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. Depending on mood, her live set switches between solo performance featuring trash beat electronic drums and the full wrath of her four-piece band. In July 2017 Disrepute 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 songwriting 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.

In July 2017 Meres was announced as one of only five Tasmanian nominees for the National Live Music Awards “Live Voice of the Year”. Meres is currently writing her debut EP, which is due to be released mid 2018.

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.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

11 Jul 2018

Triple J
40

adding this one to my 'tassie rules and this is why' playlist.

adding this one to my 'tassie rules and this is why' playlist.