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Wild Mercury Sound - Miss Frost

  by Tom Fogarty

published: 28 / 9 / 2011

Wild Mercury Sound - Miss Frost
Label: Hearts and Minds Records
Format: CDS


Dynamic debut single from surprisingly polished teenage guitar act, the Wild Mercury Sound

'Miss Frost' is the debut single from the Wild Mercury Sound. I’d never heard of this band before – probably not surprising as it’s their first single – although sometimes you hear online rumours of dynamite shows from unknown, unsigned acts, destined to be the next big thing. Not so with the Wild Mercury Sound. This should put a reviewer in a good position – a chance to be completely objective – and listen with an unbiased, fresh perspective. I have to admit this was not case with this band; as I put this CD in my player, I half expected to hear another bland indie band spinning out a dirge, or perhaps some nondescript rockers thrashing about a bit. I’m very pleased to say that I was proved wrong. After just a few bars I knew that this was going to be a band that I liked a lot. Their sound is big and confident, with confident guitar riffs and exciting drumming. What makes this all the more impressive is that the Wild Mercury Sound are all still teenagers. To say that they have a massive potential would be something of an understatement – as they already sound like a polished and well-established act, making serious music. Unsurprisingly for young people, the themes of their lyrics are concerned with break-ups and drugs, but not in “trying-to-be-cool” kind of way – you really get the sense that they have lived through their songs. They are creating music from experience. They remind me slightly of the Music – who came out a few years back to rapturous applause, but then didn’t do very much really. Hopefully this will not be the case here. A bold start to their career, I’m already looking forward to an album and some live shows. After listening to this single (but not before) – I had to look them up on the internet to find out more. There are some songs featured on YouTube that are well worth checking out, as well as the usual MySpace shenanigans. But for once, actually worth visiting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfy-hT76LCg http://www.myspace.com/thewildmercurysound

Track Listing:-
1 Miss Frost
2 Itchy Skin
3 Miss Frost (Radio Edit)

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