It’s difficult to avoid sounding patronising when discussing the youthfulness of the members of Catalonia-based four piece MOURN – but it is remarkable that Jazz (18), Carla (18), Leia (15) and Antonio (18), are creating such intriguing rock music so early in their career. The band’s influences – Patti Smith, Sleater Kinney and PJ Harvey – have surely lent a hand in the creation of MOURN’s powerful sound.
Their new track ‘Gertrudis’ – taken from their upcoming 7″ of the same name – blurs the boundaries of indie rock and grunge with its punky undercurrents and direct lyrics: “If you need someone to trust you don’t have to involve a body and a hole”. With wisdom like this, you won’t want to simply “get through this” track, you’ll want to play it continuously.
When asked in a recent interview with Pitchfork if their first song – ‘Boys Are Cunts’ – was based on a true story, front-woman Jazz simply replied: “More or less”. With such wit and attitude, it’s no surprise MOURN are already experienced in making meaningful, simultaneously manic and morose songs. If we were all as talented as this in our teenage years, the music world would be a better place.
Support MOURN – aka Carla Pérez Vas, Jazz Rodríguez Bueno, Antonio Postius, and Leia Rodríguez – by downloading the three track Gertrudis 7″ from iTunes.