Tackling self-doubt, Melbourne’s Merpire release the fuzzy new single “Village”. Sliced with laidback guitar lines the track explores the complexities of everyday anxiety. With Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt’s vocals layereat atop, “Village” is a introspective cut.
“I used to have a day job punting people around the lake on a boat in the Royal Botanic Gardens in South Yarra, giving them a guided tour of the lake. There’s one island we pass on the route we nickname ‘Bell Bird Island’ because the bell birds pretty much own it, very territorial. They’re basically farming an insect called a psyllid and protecting it from other birds eating it. They have a symbiotic relationship. The psyllid produces a sugary coating like a cocoon and the bellbirds lick this sweet treat, not eating the whole insect so that the psyllids keep producing the sugar.”
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