Rhys Bryant – Vocals
Raouf Al-Araji – Guitars
Michael Bates – Bass/Vocals
Nick Wilson – Keyboard
Scotty Wade – Drums/Vocals
A big welcome to Brisbane’s Mercurious who are releasing their debut single Revelation today. I have played this track countless times since it hit my inbox and the more I listen to it the more excited I get. This is one groove, funk-filled track and if you are not moving to it then there is something seriously wrong. Melding genres is not always an easy task and Mercurious have some how managed to do this and it not sound disjointed. From that 70’s funk, to some sick riffs, to moments that have a big band sound along with some good old rock/prog vibes. Every listen leads to a discovery of something new. Keep a close eye on these guys because I think we are going to be treated to some damn fine tunes in the coming months.
Blending some of the most talented Australian artists MERCURIOUS had ONE goal – To write without any creative restriction and that’s what you can expect from their dynamic new single ‘Revelation’ This genre-transfiguring track blends healthy doses of rock and funk vibes with technical yet melodic fretwork, groovy bass and bombastic drumming efforts.
Raouf, Guitarist, explains ‘This is a song I’ve always wanted to write. As a massive fan of artists like Michael Jackson, and other 1970s and 1980s icons, I had always dreamed of fusing those influences with prog rock/metal. Out of that desire, Revelation was born. The song’s funky, jazzy, and energising riffage is polarised with Rhys’ passionate lyrical content. The lyrics touch on the growing wealth inequalities that we see globally, and the knock on effects it has on the rest of society’s ability to prosper’
With more new music in the works MERCURIOUS are showing no signs of slowing down in 2021!