On their debut album Temptation And Half The Truth, Mermaid Avenue present a collection of incredibly endearing new songs that you won’t be able to stop listening to. ”

Happy Mag

Overall, this is one of the best alternative rock debut albums I’ve heard for quite some time. Peter Clarke is a songwriter who has honed his craft, supported by a group of musicians that bring his songs to life in a synergistic way. Most importantly, you can imagine thousands singing along and, with such a wide array of influences, the creative well won’t be running dry anytime soon. Highly recommended, especially to alt. rock and country fans. VERDICT = 8.9 out of 10”

The Faulkner Review

Temptation And Half The Truth; the incredible new album from Brisbane band Mermaid Avenue. Ever since it dropped, we’ve been spinning it on repeat.”

— Happy Mag

Opening with Effigy a sense of sonic space is instantly created which flows throughout the whole album. With catchy backing vocals, hooks and a definite pop sensibility, these tracks are, for want of a better descriptor, easy listening, alternative rock with a country flavour. ”


Merging the sounds of each distinct era of alternative, some country and a certain melancholy in their delivery Mermaid Avenue has created a sound that will appeal to listeners for being both familiar and fresh.”

Divide & Conquer Music

Whether you’re single and ready to mingle, blissfully coupled up or in the process of ‘consciously uncoupling’ a la Chris and Gwyneth style, Mermaid Avenue’s new single Effigy is worth listening to.”

Music Is My Muse