Many great bands have hailed from Manchester. It seems like there’s an obsessive passion within Manchester’s soul to create the next wave of bands and anthemic tracks to keep the city singing for generations. Mercury Machine is one of those bands, and with new EP out, Brooding, the band took time out of their schedule to discuss the record in more depth.

TF: You have a new EP out, what has the reception been like to Brooding? 

The reception to the EP has been incredible. We thought we had something special to us. So to have overwhelming positive feedback from existing and new fans of our music, has made our passion to create even stronger. 

TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?

Darkness & beauty inspired

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this EP release?

This year as we are all aware has been challenging in different aspects. We’ve had to postpone the EP Launch gig to 5th Sept at the Soup Kitchen in Manchester. We can only hope this goes ahead.

We do have a live stream gig from the MET in Bury on 19th September at 1pm. The unusual time is because we are streaming live to an industry music conference in Japan. We were invited to play over there, but because of the pandemic we have done the next best thing with the stream. The bonus is that anyone will be able to view the gig. 

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging? 

Our favourite venue so far would have to be the Trades Club in Hebden Bridge. A classic building venue in wonderful surroundings. The sound is great and pulls a good crowd. A venue in our target is The Albert Hall, Manchester. It has character of a small venue with charming architecture.