Melbourne, Australia’s The Mercy Kills are back, with the release of their newly remastered single, Fall and accompanying video. Fall comes from their upcoming EP X, which will be released by Golden Robot Records on October 2nd.
The seven songs that appear onX, were painstakingly hand-picked by THE MERCY KILLS. After many squabbles and fights over which songs would make the cut, the band settled on the best seven songs that deliver a strong representation of their releases to date. They enjoy new life with slick remastering that adds a new dimension to them.
Stream/buy Fall HERE
Fall is a post-punk inspired song about trying to keep in control of your life, while things feel like they are falling apart around you. This high energy track has always been a favourite between the band members and is still relevant to them today.
Pre-order/pre-save X HERE
ABOUT THE MERCY KILLS
Mix two parts dirty rock with two parts sleaze punk and you get a four shot cocktail called THE MERCY KILLS featuring Mark E (Vox/Guitar), Jen X Costello (Bass/Vox), Nathalie Gellé (Guitar/Vox) and Josh Black (Drums).
Their tastes in music, the desire to write great songs and blast out a killer live show were the key factors shared by this four-piece outfit. THE MERCY KILLS took their name from a line in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, “It was a mercy killing”.
“Take the energy from ‘Appetite for Destruction’ era Guns ‘N’ Roses, mix it with some ‘Ramones’ style punk, a lot of energy and you have ‘THE MERCY KILLS’…”
– SF Media (Brisbane)
“Their dramatic set included flaming drumsticks and power riffs, worthy of international rock stars”. – Live Music (Adelaide)
“Should you happen across a flyer with ‘THE MERCY KILLS’ written anywhere on it, make note of the date, and keep the night free”. –SF Media (Melbourne)
“Big, brash, and bold were ‘THE MERCY KILLS’. The band’s energy screeched like a rogue ‘68 Camaro right until the very end…” – The Music (Sydney)
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The ‘Queen Of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Suzi Quatro Releases New Single & Video – ‘The Devil In Me’!
The “Queen of Rock N’ Roll” SUZI QUATRO releases her new single and video for the song “The Devil In Me” today! The song is taken from her forthcoming studio album “The Devil In Me”. The cover of the single was created by the famous brazilian Neo-Pop artist Romero Britto.
The new studio album “The Devil In Me” will be released on March 26th, 2021 through SPV/Steamhammer .
CD DigiPak (incl. fold out poster), 2LP gatefold version (incl. 2 bonus tracks), download and stream pre-order here: https://SuziQuatro.lnk.to/TheDevilInMe
SUZI QUATRO live
09.05. DE-Dessau – Anhalt Arena
10.05. DE-Dresden – Kulturpalast
14.05. DE-Mönchengladbach – Red Box
17.05. DE-Berlin – Friedrichstadtpalast
22.05. DE-Siegen/Hilchenbach – KulturPur
28.05. DE-Stuttgart – Liederhalle
12.06. GB-Peterborough – Showground
19.06. ES-Vitoria-Gasteiz – Azkena Rock Festival
26.06. DE-Neuleiningen – Burgsommer
01.08. DE-Seebronn – Rock of Ages Festival
04.08. DE-Monschau – Burg Monschau
05.08. NL-Steenwijkerwold – Dicky Woodstock Festival
14.08. DE-Mülheim – Freilichtbühne
21.08. DE-Rust – Europa Park
03.09. DE-Cottbus – Stadthalle
04.09. DE-Zwickau – Stadthalle
05.09. DE-Dexheim – Kultur auf dem Hof
17.09. DK-Vejle – Musikteater
18.09. DK-Knebel – Fuglsøcentret
19.09. DK-Copenhagen – Docken
03.10. DE-Neuruppin – Kulturkirche (sold out)
06.11. DE-Mannheim – Rosengarten
23.11.-30.11. AUS- Brisbane – Rock The Boat
20.04. GB- London – Royal Albert Hall
30.04. DE- Obertraubling – Airport-Eventhall
27.05. DE-Wuppertal – Historische Stadthalle
28.05. DE-Dillingen – Lokschuppen
03.06. DE-Ulm – CCO Halle
15.10. DE-Fulda – Esperantohalle
16.10. DE-Augsburg – Kongress am Park
20.10. DE-Friedrichshafen – Graf Zeppelin Haus
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