Related Artists: Princess Chelsea, Angel Olsen, Eels
MOUSEY is the project of Christchurch songwriter Sarena Close. With a strong sense of melody and emotionally raw sincerity, Mousey cherishes the art of communicating the human experience above all else. She is inspired by local artistsAldous Harding, Tiny Ruins, and Anthonie Tonnon, as well as Big Thief, Lomelda, and Eels. And yet her sound defies the restrictions of genre and her music provides a unique and powerful insight into this wonderful and confusing world.
Her 2019 debut album Lemon Law marked a significant milestone for Mousey, and earned her a nomination at the 2019 APRA Silver Scrolls for breakout track, ‘Extreme Highs’. 2020 would also see her as a finalist for theAuckland Live Best Independent Debut prize at the Taite Music Prize Awards.
In 2022, Mousey released a new album titled My Friends. Having recently signed to Native Tongue Music Publishing and multiple songs from the record spending a number of weeks firmly at the top of NZ’s Alternative Airplay charts, she shows no signs of slowing.
March 11, 2022
Silver Scrolls 2020: 'In The Air' by L.A.B., performed by Mousey