Please note: it will not make you nauseous.
Back in 2014, Sydney’s Mercury Sky released their self-titled EP, a showcasing of their collective rock influences from Incubus, Circa Survive, to Karnivool and more. This was then followed up by ‘Sosonal‘ and ‘SleepDreamAwake‘ in 2015 and 2016 respectively and featured much the same approach – hardly a bad thing, however. Now, much like those three past (and no doubt solid) releases, the new single from their forthcoming EP, ‘Nausea‘ follows suit musically and tonally, yet to a much stronger degree.
On this new track, Mercury Sky carve out a much deeper sense of emotional resonation, with a combination of their touching instrumentals, far tighter production, lush melodic textures, dynamic vocals, and punchy post-hardcore grooves and gritty guitars all see the band strike a great balance between both their light and heavy on ‘Nausea‘. The NSW quintet of vocalist Kay Thatch, guitarist/programmer Keiren Lovett, guitarist Cameron Davies, bassist Tom Bergman, and drummer Keiran Berry have all taken a massive step forward with this new single and we’re fucking stoked to be premiering it today!
Make the best choice you are bound to make today and stream ‘Nausea‘ below.
Once again produced with Dave Petrovic (Cog, Tonight Alive, Northlane) at Electric Sun Studios in Sydney and mastered by Don Bartley (Silverchair, Karnivool, David Bowie) over at Benchmark Mastering, ‘Nausea‘ is loosely based on a 1938 work of the same name by French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. Much like the book’s take on one’s own feelings of being overwhelmed by the world, and as Thatch delivers vocally, the song lyrically deals with the principles of existentialism by a narrating observer who feels this self-described sense of ‘nausea’.
Whereas this new single deals with existentialism and over-analytical crisis of self, the band plan to explores other concepts and experiences within the human spectrum with their new EP ‘Infra‘; from an ever-increasing dependence on technology as a means of expression, the good and bad of political correctness, the weight of opinions, and the fluctuating high and lows of love and loss. Again like its front-running track, ‘Infra‘ is set to see Mercury Sky deliver material that’s simultaneously their heavier yet also more their most delicate work yet; taking what began on the previous three efforts mentioned previously and take it all one bolder step further. And if the remaing songs are anything like ‘Nausea‘, we will all be looking at one solid EP!
‘Infra‘ will arrive Friday, September 22nd and pre-orders unlock this Friday, August 4th, with any and all purchasers receiving ‘Nausea‘ immediately.
Mercury Sky will also be taking in Gosford, Newcastle, Wollongong, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane from September to November for their forthcoming headline tour.
Friday, September 22 – Gosford, Central Coast NSW, Born2Rock Studios (AA)
Saturday, September 23 – Newcastle NSW, Small Ballroom
Friday, Oct 6 – Sydney NSW, TBA
Saturday, Oct 7 – Canberra ACT, The Basement
Sunday, October 15 – Wollongong NSW, Rad Bar
Saturday, November 4 – Brisbane QLD, New Globe Theatre
Saturday, Nov 11 – Melbourne VIC, The Brunswick Hotel