The Merindas (Candice Lorrae and Kristel Kickett), whose debut album titled ‘We Sing Until Sunrise’ releases on Friday, June 5.


The girls had kicked off their national album launch tour in March, intending an April release date, but had to rethink the release after their tour was cancelled because of the pandemic, so June 5 it now is.


They recently performed a wonderful, stripped back set from home, as part of Isol-Aid, and Triple J have given their new single (I Feel It) a few spins, after so many of its presenters gave the track 4-star reviews on their Unearthed page: https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/merindas


As First Nations women, their sweet, catchy brand of electronic pop features the girls’ Nyoongar language, in a bid to preserve the language and share it with the world.


Achievement-wise, The Merindas have supported Craig David (at his Perth show, earlier this year); received a Deadly War nomination as Most Promising New Talent, won Indigenous WAM Song Of The Year for their 2015 single, ‘Ready To Love’, performed the title track to their album at The Aussie BBQ in Singapore as part of Music Matters, showcased at BigSound and billed alongside the likes of Slumberjack, Brandy, Jessica Mauboy, Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project (who invited them to perform with them in NZ for Waitangi Day) and Mojo Juju.