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Mondegreen are an indie-folk trio based in Liverpool and Chester. Described as "folk-tinged indie pop" with big harmonies, the band is inspired by a mix of artists such as Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams, Idlewild and Sheryl Crow.
The band started out as to two best friends gigging for years as the imaginatively titled, Laura&Claire but in 2016 the duo were joined by Leanne (Laura's sister who had been performing solo with a more alternative brand of singer-songwriter under AnnieMusic) to form Mondegreen. From playing together in church orchestras at the age of 10 to joining first pop punk bands as teens, the trio has grown up together to bring an eclectic mix of influences to their own songwriting, armed with a list of musical inspirations that varies from Spice Girls to Imogen Heap.
Mondegreen’s debut EP 'Small Towns', recorded with Rod Jones (Idlewild), was released in March 2017 and has since received national radio coverage, including featuring on BBC Introducing. The title track is the first song the band wrote together as a trio, and by chance, the EP became a collection of songs that each touch on the "small towns" theme.
Yeah Buddy! DIY described it as “An anthology of dusky tales exposing the dreary lives of small towns and their citizens. Delicate harmonies combining the varied vocal ranges of the trio weave with the gentle guitars to make for a cathartic and hypnotic track."
Liverpool Sound & Vision said: "A class single, Mondegreen truly hit home with a large hammer and delicate hands, an issue that has greater significance in the mind than first thought of."
The band spent 2017 gigging continuously with live highlights including supporting Henry Priestman, Folk On The Dock main stage hosted by Janice Long alongside Wildwood Kin, and most recently getting the chance to support Jonah Matranga.
‘Small Towns’ is available to stream and download on all major music platforms with CD’s available on Bandcamp.
Mondegreen are heading back into the studio later this year to follow up with EP number two which is due to be released this Spring with more live dates to be announced.