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South African Flash Rockers MARENE Release New Single 'Partners In Crime'

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By Underground Press

Published Wednesday, 26 April 2023 07:21

After a year of working hard on new material, South African Flash Rockers MARENE return with their new single ‘Partners In Crime’, the first from their upcoming album Rising After Midnight. The track embodies the spirit of adventure and risk-taking that MARENE loves to explore, delivering infectious riffs and driving beats, designed to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. It captures the excitement and danger of a night out with someone you likely should not be hanging around with, but the rousing allure of the risk keeps you coming back for more! It’s about living in the moment and cherishing human connection … something to remember, especially in today's fast-paced world.

‘Partners In Crime’ opens with a fast-paced riff setting the tone. Ozzey's steady bass lines and Skye's powerhouse drumming drive the song sturdy. Maronay's electrifying synth adds a unique edge, complimenting Tyler’s passionate lead vocals looming loud, proud, and full of. Arian’s commanding solo adds the proverbial cherry to the top! ‘Partners in Crime’ has always been a fan favourite live, and MARENE loves performing it. The catchy chorus and unforgettable hooks always get the crowd going. It's a testament to the band's versatility. MARENE is always looking for new ways to push their sound, and this track is a great example of what they can do when they work together.

Tyler Duggan (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar & Producer) shares that “This is a special song to me, when I wrote the basic outline for the song back in 2018, it was something that I knew would push the band’s sound forward. We’ve always strived to be the band that gets the crowd dancing, and I think the perfect blend of rock and synth-pop in this song does that. It’s a testament to our ‘sound’ as we’ve always taken inspiration from our heroes but have also chosen to go where they never did, and not just be a carbon copy and reinvent the wheel, but rather put our own spin on it. Although our influences will always be a part of who we are, it’s refreshing for me to listen to our songs and hear just how far we’ve come in developing a sound of our own. We hope everyone is going to enjoy ‘Partners in Crime’ as much as I enjoyed creating it. It's a song that means a lot to us, and we hope it inspires you to take risks and cherish the moments you have with the people around you.”

Ozzey Padayachee (Bass & Vocals) adds that “As the bassist on 'Partners in Crime,' I can say that recording this song was an exhilarating experience. The energy in the studio was contagious, and we all knew we were onto something special. The driving chorus and catchy lyrics had us all hooked from the start. I love the way this song sounds - it's edgy and fun, with a hint of danger. Playing on 'Partners in Crime' was a thrill, and I can't wait for fans to hear it. This song is all about letting loose and having fun, and I think listeners are going to love it just as much as we do.”

Skye Nagel (Drums) concludes that “Recording ‘Partners In Crime’ was a great experience. It took me two full days in the studio to get my drumming just right, but Alan, the recording engineer, really helped make everything sound amazing on the track. It was a super tiring process for all of us, but totally worth it. The energy in the song is insane, and my favourite thing about the song is that it reminds me so much of how it sounds when we play it live.  The whole production of the track is just chefs' kiss, with each instrument just blending in perfectly. I've always wanted to record drums in a studio so finally having the chance to do so was an experience that I'll never forget!”

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About Merene

MARENE is more than just a band, they're a force to be reckoned with on the rock scene. Led by the dynamic Tyler Duggan, the band's sound is a fusion of epic riffs, electronic vibes, and sing-along choruses that will have you hooked from the first note. Ozzey Padayachee's growling bass lines and Arian Helm's mind-blowing guitar solos are a match made in rock heaven, while Skye Nagel's powerhouse drumming and Maronay Todkill's electrifying synth work add a unique edge to the band's sound.
Each member brings their own unique style to the stage, creating a truly unforgettable performance. MARENE's live shows are a must-see event, where the band's energy and passion for rock music are on full display. From the moment they take the stage, the band commands attention with their commanding presence and electrifying performances. The band's chemistry is undeniable, and it's clear that they're having as much fun as the audience.
With two EPs already released and a full-length album in the works, MARENE is a band on the rise, and one that you won't want to miss. Keep an eye out for their upcoming shows, and be ready to experience the ultimate rock and roll experience with MARENE!


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