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Merc Sounds - Kidda Presents

Posted on: 09/11/2017

Kidda Records are showcasing two of their acts who have featured on Mercs pages this year on at The Soundhouse in Leicester on Saturday 18th Of November.

Maker, Blues Soaked Rockers with a burgeoning reputation for delivering both on stage and in the studio are joined by “Indie Soul” singer songwriter John Dhali.

Maker strutting their stuff earlier this year at the iconic 100 Club in London.

This promises to be a night where these two acts provide ito an insight into why Kidda Records, Merc Clothin...

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Heavyball - Habs, Big Face, Frosty and Johnny Iball

Heavyball are a London Based 4 piece outfit who cite their major influences as coming from within Mod, 2Tone, Rock , Indie and Viz Magazine!!

Describing their genre as “New Tone” , their own take on the Ska infused 2Tone scene that exploded out of the British Subcultures of the late 1970s and early 80s , “impertinent Indie, with a cheeky nod to Ska”.

Merc have been longtime fans of Heavyball, and we were very grateful to be sent an advance copy of...

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Merc Culture - The Magic Mod

Posted on: 02/11/2017

Ben Taylor, AKA The Magic Mod is a man on a mission and has had a 2017 he can’t quite believe. From launching his DVD and appearing on Soccer AM, he has just come off tour with none other than The Libertines which has introduced him to a whole new fan base across the country.

Charismatic and passionate about what he does, Ben combines magic, banter, music and a love of the Mod Subculture In his act and is winning friends and fans at a rapid rate. His idol Paul Weller has even got Ben into the stu...

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Darron J Connett has been involved in music since leaving school at 16 and signing a record deal. As a solo artist and frontman of bands such as Connett, The Last of The Troubadours and Black Noire he has always strived to do things his way, never stuck to a game plan and always kept his output fresh and interesting, very much a “Changing man”!

A charismatic Londoner, Darron has recently released his debut solo Album “Loyalty Lies” which has been very well received not only by us at Merc but also...

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Liam Gallagher is a frontman who has influenced a generation.

A man who as the lead singer of Oasis had a swagger, attitude and confidence that was backed up by an incredible back catalogue of songs that thrust itself on the world in the Mid 90s and has attracted attention ever since. When guitar music seemed on its way out, there is no doubting the role of Brit Pop, Liam (alongside amongst others his brother) and Oasis had In keeping the faith and that fire burning in the “Rock N Roll will never...

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Merc Sounds - The Kavaliers

Posted on: 03/10/2017

The Kavalliars are a bright effervescent quintet from Doncaster who are soon set to unleash their latest single ‘The Right Thing’.

An indie-rock / Brit-pop band, comprising of Tom Statham, Matthew Brewin, Sam Kennedy, Alex Hewitt and Jordan Booth,describe themselves as ‘cool as milk’ and believe they are the ones to ‘make guitar music cool again’.

Drawing influence from the likes of The Beatles, AC-DC, Sex Pistols, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Rolling Stones, the band have had a very bu...

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No anniversary without anniversary collection - or, in our case, two. Celebrations were kicked of this spring by the launch of our “50 Years of Modernism” Collection. Matching the upcoming, and, let’s be honest, mostly already-there cooler days we’re proud to present our autumn winter collection, “Roots Revival”, with items that embody everything Merc: style, comfort, and the British Subculture.

The Merc story began in 1967 with a small market stall on world-famous Carnaby Street. With our Roots...

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Merc Culture - Feltham Made Me

Posted on: 14/09/2017

Feltham Made Me is an oral history novel written in first person narrative by Paolo Sedazzari the follows the lives of three friends growing up in the West London Suburbs.

The story develops over the initial coming together of the three main characters at Feltham School and follows their journey into adult life, providing a glorious walk down memory lane for those of a certain age, and a insight into British culture for those who missed out!

The three main characters are superbly created and devel...

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Merc Sounds - John Dhali

Posted on: 12/09/2017

John Dhali - A singer on a sofa

John Dhali is a Indie Soul artist from Staffordshire whose sound and outlook is shaped by artists as diverse as John Lennon, Bob Marley, Jeff Buckley and Jimi Hendrix, alongside a love of the Hindu philosophy.

He released a debut EP (John Dhali EP) in October 2015 saw him develop a firm local following, backed up by loyal support from BBC Introducing Stoke. Rob Adcock from BBC Introducing has subsequently gone on record to say "We think this man is a future number o...

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Beano on the Sea

Posted on: 01/08/2017

Beano on the Sea is a 3 day festival on the newly refurbished Hastings Pier that promises to be a celebration of the 1990's, a glorious era for British music!

Taking place on the 8th, 9th and 10th of September with a star studded bill including Embrace, Dodgy, Cast, The Bluetones, Black Grape, Space and Reef, this really is shaping up to be a slice of "Cool Britannia by the Seaside"!

Alongside the music there is also film screenings of "Supersonic" and "Made of Stone" to take you right back to the...

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