Mercy is Mercedes Diett-Krendel (vocals and guitar) and her live band consists of Sunil Tailor (guitar), Holly Mallett (drums) and Annie Kalbag
(bass). Imagine a wedding massacre, Mercy’s worst relationships bottled up into an epic explosion of revenge and ending in a bloody mess. That’s what her new album, Forever, about. With the album release, The Fountain caught up with Mercy to discuss Forever and 2021.
TF: You have a new album out, what can we expect from Forever?
This is a collection of songs about the aspirational need to be more than we are. A distillation of all the frustrations, anxieties and achievements that have encompassed my life for the past few years.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
A loud punk rock romance anthem.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
I’ve got plans for streaming live shows, releasing music videos and recording a follow-up EP. I also run a recording studio in Essex (SOL Studio) and will be working behind the glass, engineering sessions for some exciting projects.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
I loved playing 229 and 100 club a while ago and more recently I’ve loved playing The Finsbury and Proud, Camden. Would love to play a festival as soon as the pandemic is over, as well as supporting our live music venue scene.
Forever is out now