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The Spitfires - Move On Review

Posted on: 19/04/2017

Watford based 4 piece The Spitfires are nothing if not prolific!

Following on from last years superb second Album "A Thousand Times" comes a brand new release "Move On", released on the 19th of May, written immediately after returning from an extensive touring schedule in 2016 that has seen the band reinforce their reputation and one of this countries most exciting young bands.

A band not scared to push things forward instead of sticking to a formula, "Move On" is a dub heavy slice of guitar drive...

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Merc Sounds - Heavyball

Posted on: 10/04/2017

Heavyball

Heavyball are a Indie Ska Four piece outfit who began life in their native Nottingham when Brothers Big Face (Vocals/Guitar) Habs (Drums/Vocals) and Childhood Best Friend Johnny Iball (Bass/Vocals) started to incorporate their love of 2Tone Ska, sharp clothes, late nights and live music.

Relocating to London, the lads picked up an extra guitarist in South London's very own Stone Cold Tom Frost and began to develop a real following, both in the UK and further afield in the vibrant Europea...

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Here at Merc we're proud to be such a big part of so many people's lives and wardrobes! Our Merc & Me series is taking a look at how much our style means to various faces within the scene. First up is Johnny Iball, bass player with the fantastic Heavyball on his experience with Merc.

 

The first bit of kit I bought for our first ever gig was a black Merc Harrrington and I have owned one ever since.

Merc suits our band well as they are a vintage inspired brand but arent stuck in the past. Our style ...

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Maker are a Kent based 4 piece outfit whose music has been described as having a "Pyschedellic Blusey punch, stirred with a fistful of soul".

With a burgeoning reputation as a must-see live act, their recently released, much anticipated EP "Move Your Feet" on Kidda Records shows the lads can seamlessly transfer this energy from the stage straight into the studio.

Available on all digital formats, "Move Your Feet" is a 5 track EP that showcases the ability and talent that has led to Maker being des...

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Merc Sounds - The Rah's

Posted on: 10/03/2017

The Rah's ! Scottish Indie Rock n Roll

The Rah's are a Scottish 5 piece Indie Rock n Roll outfit made up of Jack McLeod (Vocals / guitar ), Jordan McIntyre (Guitar / backing vocals), Andrew McLeod (Bass), Neale Gray (Drums) & Chris Karpacz (Keyboards / guitar / backing vocals) .

Hailing from Prestonpans, a small seaside town on the outskirts of Edinburgh, The Rah's began life as a group of 4 lifelong school friends who quickly gained a loyal following and support slots alongside acts such as The V...

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WHEN MERC MET LANEY

Posted on: 03/03/2017

Firstly - Happy Birthday !

50 years as a thriving amplifying business, and still family run, how proud does that make you feel ? It makes us feel old but excited at the same time! The fact we are the only British-based amplifier manufacturer that have reached this milestone and are still family owned and run makes me feel very proud of what we have achieved. In an industry where we are constantly looking forward, it gives you an opportunity to look back and see what we have done, it’s a feelin...

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Merc Sounds - Maker

Posted on: 02/03/2017

 

Maker are a Kent based 4 piece Rock n Roll band with a psychedelic bluesy punch, stirred with a fist full of soul. Comprising of Alessandro Marinelli (Vocals), Andrew Donaldson (Guitar), Gavin Donaldson (Drums) & John Austin (Bass) they have been described as "the bastard love child" of amongst others The Rolling Stones, The Faces and T-Rex. Heralded by Louder Than War as "Rock n Roll Gold" , Maker's swagger-laden bluesy style has seen them carve out a burgeoning reputation as a live act, a rep...

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SS17 - 50 Years of Modernism

Posted on: 23/02/2017

It’s nearly Spring again! Time to get your wardrobe ready for the warmer seasons. As if this wasn’t enough cause for celebration, 2017 also marks our 50-year anniversary.

The Merc story reads a bit like a fashion fairy tale: it all starts when Javid Alavi opens a small market stall on Carnaby Street in 1967. A humble beginning but he knows what young people want to wear. His items hit a nerve and his shop soon becomes a hangout and meeting place for the Mod scene. The groundwork has been laid an...

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The Gallerys - Looking and sounding good in Paisley.

 

The Gallerys are a 3 piece "Indie Mod Rock N Roll" band from Tunbridge Wells in Kent who have started to develop a reputation for delivering strong songs sharply dressed.

Hardworking and passionate, the band comprising of Dan Maggs (Drums) Craig Barden (Bass) and James Wood (guitar and vocals) have picked up a following off the back of a hectic live schedule and support slots for amongst others The Rifles, Mark Morriss (The Bluetones), Mod Rev...

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Merc Culture - Gents of London

Posted on: 19/01/2017

Since opening its doors on Amwell Street, London EC1 in early 2014, Gents Of London has developed a reputation for being "a cut above" the average barbers.
 
With a beautifully restored original 1960s interior, a playlist of the finest Soul/British music and a coffee machine that is always on, it has become a the "go to" place for those in the know.
 
With such attention to detail, Gents of London has not only attracted film crews drawn to its vintage layout, but also a strong "Mod" clientele, so mu...
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