Mercury Machine are an 80s inspired dark electro rock five piece hailing from Manchester.
Said Max Pilley (Silent Radio and Treble – findingmyedge.wordpress.com): “Mercury Machine celebrate the 1980s influences in their music” … “Joy Division, Depeche Mode and The Cure” … “whilst their traces are evident, it is truly in the early recordings of Simple Minds and Ultravox, with their electronic underpinnings alongside guitar-driven high drama that Mercury Machine’s real provenance lies.” … “you can hear that famous (Manchester) swagger in there too” … “sure to secure them growing audiences as more and more hear their music.”
In February 2019 Mercury Machine released their self-titled debut album, selling out Manchester’s iconic Night People on launch night. Rave reviews and a number of high profile gigs and festivals across the UK and Europe quickly followed, including a set at the annual Juwenalia festival in Warsaw, Poland, and support slots for industrial rock icons Sulpher .
The band formed at lead singer Lee Maguire’s recording studio in Stockport. Lee and drummer Gav Foley have previously worked together (as drummer and bass player respectively) in melodic beat pop combo Alone, who were prominent on the Manchester music scene in the 90s, signing a three year record deal with BMG, playing a number of festivals (including Reading) and supporting Bon Jovi at Maine Road in 1996. They are joined by bass player Carl Street (former lead singer of Peacock Green, who also previously worked with Lee in indie rock outfit The Grain); keyboard player Kade Daniels (former drummer of Highrise); and guitarist Tim Burge (formerly of indie trio Promise with Ian Beatie of Stylus Automatic and Mogwai’s Barry Burns).
Mercury Machine are now aiming to build on their 2019 success. From their base in an old cotton mill in East Manchester, they are currently writing and recording their second album for release in 2020.
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Details about upcoming gigs can be found here https://mercurymachine.co.uk/blog/