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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 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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Merc Sounds - The UnderGrounD

Posted on: 24/07/2017

The UnderGrounD with a big sound to go with the big U, G and D are a 4 piece Mod Rock n Roll band from South London.

Comprising of Robert Dye (vocals, guitar), Leo Galeone (Bass, backing vocals) Joe Dargis (lead guitar) and Louis Bristow (drums), They have come a long way in a short space of time.

This rise has in no way been hindered by gaining early support from DJ Alan May, whose Sunday night Glory Boy Mod show on Six Towns radio has a cult following for those craving a mixture of classic track...

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Idle Talk - Photo by Ian Bourn

Idle Talk are a Brighton based 4 piece whose sound sits somewhere between Indie, Soul, Britpop and Psychedelia, all wrapped up in a sharply dressed style that has seen them draw attention from the "Mod" crowd.

This reputation has been further enhanced by support slots with From The Jam, The Moons and revival legends Secret Affair where their live performance, polished musicianship and observational lyrics were gratefully received.

The lads have followed up from their ...

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Neville Staple - on stage in Merc!

Neville Staple is a man who will always be remembered as a instrumental part of the British 2Tone explosion of the late 70s and early 80s.

2Tone Ska arrived in an era of horrific racial prejudice and served as a direct and positive answer to the negativity and violence that marked the time.

The Specials fused "White Boy Punk" and "Rude Boy Ska" and were at the very forefront of this movement, creating a back catalogue that is still revered to this day, timeless tr...

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Roots Manuva has been releasing top quality hip-hop for 23 years and he's still going strong. His unique style has always stood out in a genre that often looks to the past with collaborations with diverse artists such as Beth Orton, Gorillaz,The Maccabees, The Cinematic Orchestra and even Jamie Cullum. 

Merc met up with Roots as he prepares for his upcoming tour. Looking dapper as ever in some choice Merc cuts, we had a chat about music, getting into film, his growing ambition, and how he got int...

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Long time Merc favourites The Rising return with a brand new single "Kaleidoscope Eyes" the second release from the bands second album, due for release later this year on Detour Records. The Southampton based 7 piece act have indicated on social media sites that we should expect something different , and "Kaleidoscope Eyes" shows how they have looked to progress from the "Mod Rock n Roll" sound that their debut album was steeped in, to a far more slick, well produced Psychedelic feel.


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Merc Sounds - Megative

Posted on: 16/06/2017

Megative - Strong Looks and Sounds
Pic by Ty Snadden 


Megative  are a Brooklyn based 5 piece collective whose sound lies somewhere between ska, dub, punk and reggae, and is strongly influenced by the sharp look and sounds of the Mod, Ska, Punk and Suedehead Subcultures.

Consisting of Tim Fletcher, Gus Van Go, Jesse Singer, Chris Soper and Screechy Dan, the band have a dark and brooding sound that is both infectious and powerful, superbly hilighted by their debut single "More Time" which Merc has b...

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Merc Sounds - Sidonie

Posted on: 07/06/2017

Sidonie are Spanish psychedelic pop-rock band originally from Barcelona, who have a long standing love affair with British Music that resonates throughout their music.

The Band, Marc Ros, Jes Senra and Axel Pi, initially found fame via a band contest which led to them signing a contract with an independent label (Bip Bip Records).

After the success of their debut album, Sidonie, they became part of Sony Records. Since then they have become a hugely popular Spanish act, with a reputation for superb...

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