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  Mercury Underground EP by Mercury Underground

Mercury Underground EP cover art

Artist: Mercury Underground
Title: Mercury Underground EP
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: MP3
Release Year: 2012

Hamilton trio doing the rock thing, Mercury Underground count to three with their debut self titled EP. Three songs aren’t much to judge a band by but it has to be said that a solid effort has been made here to escape being typecast as lightweight indie rockers with pretensions of manhood. A very solid effort, in fact, and stadium rock does seems more the Mercury Underground game.

So, whilst there are power chords aplenty, there is also something more than guitar powered noise on show and that something is a reverential approach to reinventing the music of bands that were probably long disbanded before any of Mercury Underground were even borne. “The Great Escape”, in particular, makes the most convincing case of their survival with Dylan Webster sounding like he was borne to sweat and do hair rock.

Someday soon someone might just shine a light on Mercury Underground.

Available from Bandcamp.

Review Date: May 9, 2012