Merk: 'Swordfish'

Auckland lo-fi pop star Merk has just released his debut album, titled ‘Swordfish’.

Featuring vintage drum machines, 80s synths, and dreamy electric guitar - it’s filled with catchy summer pop tunes that Merk recorded, mixed and produced by himself.

Merk (otherwise known as Mark Perkins) explained, “Making [this album] has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but by far the most rewarding. I’m really scared by it. But I’m excited too. I made this album to learn, to follow my gut, and make something I was proud of.”

Merk recently attended the Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal, and we’re excited to hear what comes next from the talented songwriter.

Listen to the album below or at his mothership

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