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Maker, Hat tipped on a fantastic album , Photo by Grieg Clifford


Maker are a Kent based 4 piece who describe their style as “Rock and Soul, Rhythm and Roll” with an image as sharp as their sound.

Made up of Alessandro Marinelli (Vocals) Andrew Donaldson (Guitar) , Gavin Donaldson (Drums) and John Austin (Bass), Maker are signed to Kidda Records and have steadily built up a following based on blistering psychedelic rock n roll, a bit of paisley and a “shit load of swagger”.

Merc was introduced to t...

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Merc Sounds - Dirt Royal

Posted on: 07/08/2018

Charlie, Leon and Loz - Dirt Royal!


Dirt Royal are a powerful 3 piece from Brighton with bundles of charisma, stage presence and character.

Drawing influence from the band members love of music from the subcultures of Mod, Ska, Punk and Britpop they have been prolific on and off stage since forming in 2014.

Comprising of Charlie (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Leon (Guitar/Vocals) and Loz (Drums) they combine a strong image with a intense and attention grabbing live performance that Merc has witnessed first...

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Watford 4 piece The Spitfires release their third LP, “Year Zero” on Hatch Records on the 27th Of July, a follow up to 2016’s “A Thousand Times” which was released to critical acclaim and ended up Number 6 in the independent charts.

As long term fans of the band, Merc was not only delighted to be sent a copy pre-release, but from first listen highly excited about the album itself.

 

Year Zero in our opinion further cements the place of The Spitfires as one of this countries most exciting and divers...

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John Simons - A Modernist is a documentary film from Mono Media films that tells the story of “British Menswear’s Unsung hero”.

Anyone with a more than a passing interest in men’s style owes John Simons a huge debt of gratitude and if you’ve never heard of him, trust me when I say he will have unknowingly to you influenced your wardrobe in some way.

Written by Jason Jules and directed by Lee Cogswell it is a 55 minute feature that charts the rise and rise of John Simons role in British style and...

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John Simons is described as “British Menswear’s unsung hero, a man who brought the classic Ivy League look from America to these shores he has been at the very forefront of British Menswear since the 1950s.

An Eastender, John has been operating in London all his life, and currently is based on Chiltern Street in W1. His shops have always been a treasure trove of styles and products that have attracted Mods, Suedeheads, Skinheads and just simply those who like the feel of a nice shirt, well cut tr...

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Merc Culture - Stu the Mod

Posted on: 12/06/2018

Stu the Mod - On set, In Merc lifting trophies!

 

For those of you whose Saturdays start with a Cuppa and a bit of Soccer AM during the football season, Stuart Wakeford needs no introduction.
Affectionately known as “Stu the Mod” he is a familiar face in a buttoned up Polo shirt amongst the banter, guests, music and mayhem of a Saturday morning institution on Sky TV.

With the holy trinity of music, football and clothes at the top of his interests, Merc was delighted to catch up with Stu to learn a ...

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Merc Sounds - Magic Wands

Posted on: 05/06/2018

The Magic Wands are an LA duo whose influences are largely from British and European New Wave, Post Punk and Goth!

Formed in 2009 by Dexy and Chris Valentine, Magic Wands music has been featured in over 50 films, Commercials and TV shows around the world. Their appearances are diverse, including The Vampire Diaries, Victoria’s Secret Super Bowl Ad Campaign, Vogue and Gucci!

Their reputation has been further enhanced by an extensive and exhausting live schedule, including support slots for The Jesu...

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Merc Sounds - Dantevilles

Posted on: 17/05/2018


Manchester’s Dantevilles - ones to watch

Dantevilles describe them selves as a “new breed of Manchester band”. Hailing from a city steeped in music they are a four-piece brimming with musical creativity. With a gang like mentality, full of personality whose songs are “dripping with promise, the sound of a New North.”

Signed to the Heist or Hit record label they have an inspired yet modern take on alternative pop that is full of soul, melodic guitars and standout dual vocals.

Dantevilles are Jami...

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Merc Sounds - Stephen White

Posted on: 27/04/2018

 

Stephen White is a 25 year old singer songwriter form Stafford in the Midlands who has a style and vocal range that enables him to cross boundaries in his music, from a powerful ballad to catchy dance tracks. A style that incorporates pop, R & B, soul and electronic dance.

Under the watchful eye of Venombase Management (he signed to them in 2016) his rise has been carefully structured.

A debut single “Playing the Game” has received rave reviews and has been steadily climbing the Official UK Comme...

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Merc Sounds - Birdsworth

Posted on: 10/04/2018

Birdsworth are a Surrey based 5 piece whose self penned “Gravy Bass” genre is conceived to a soundtrack of P-Funk/G-Funk/Bee Gees & Space Jazz!

Combining funk, soul and almost anything in between with a admirable passion for dressing up which comes to life in the video for their recent release “Mango” and in any of their live appearances where anything seems to go!

Think Mullet wigs, Nawty suits and infectious grooves!

Keeping the George Clinton Funk and Fashion flame burning , with a great deal of...

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