The Mercy House return with a dose of original music and visuals in the form of ‘Redemption’. As the elation wears off of me (massive The Mercy House and Drew Davies solo fan here), I get giddy like a little girl as I watch this, for the first time. The music has an evolved sense of that hard edge, gritty, yet melodic sound that The Mercy House has peppered their fanbase with for years, but, we also get that natural evolution from artists that know their music and progress as life happens.
One thing I have to mention about The Mercy House, that I don’t think a lot of people pick up on, is that you can hear the diversity in each instrument and every vocal. What I mean by that is, if you listen close enough, you are listening to a band that are individuals on certain levels, but come together as a family of artists. From song construction to engineering to recording to presentation. There is that certain collective sound that permeates through your ears and to that part of your brain that will recall them when you need them. They are the definition of signature. Accessible just enough to be remembered yet just out of reach enough to be revered. That is where the best music comes from.
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The Mercy House, a fan favorite underground rock band from the UK scene, have officially ended their seven-year hiatus to release their incendiary new single and video, “Redemption”, out today on all streaming platforms. The release coincides with the 10th anniversary of the band’s critically-acclaimed debut album, “A Broken State of Bliss”, released this same week in 2012.
“Redemption” is a ferocious return, showing off The Mercy House’s most savage side. It was produced and engineered by the band themselves, aptly capturing the energy they came to be known for at their live shows. The video was filmed in London last March and directed by Henry Croston, known for his work with an eclectic mix of artists including Lewis Capaldi, Sigrid, Niall Horan and Orla Gartland, while the track was mixed by Adrian “Bila” Uritescu at Lowbass5 Studio in Transylvania and mastered by Graeme Lynch at Two Zero Nine Mastering in Liverpool.
The band have also announced that they’re currently working on and recording further new material for a later release.
About The Mercy House
The Mercy House first erupted onto the London scene in 2009 as a force to be reckoned with, quickly building up a reputation across the UK as a fiercely intense live act. Their debut album, “A Broken State of Bliss”, was released in 2012 to rave reviews by fans and specialist press alike. This was followed by a relentless touring schedule which eventually took them to the stages of Download Festival and Bloodstock Open Air.
The band last played live at the now infamous Purple Turtle Club in Camden, North London, in June 2015 before going on an indefinite hiatus later that year. Since then, new fans have continued to discover their music through streaming platforms and social media.
Speaking about their return, The Mercy House say: “In these uncertain times it feels like 10 years is long enough to wait. Redemption is a track about being true to yourself and not allowing your voice to be silenced; it’s a poetic and pertinent message to share with you all at this juncture in the band’s history. This won’t be the last you hear from us, stay tuned…”
The Mercy House are:
- Drew Davies – vocals
- Dany Serrano – guitars & backing vocals
- Dan Edwards – lead guitars
- Nick Schlesinger – drums