Thirsty Merc “Mousetrap Heart” tour – July 2010

  Multi-platinum selling, ARIA & APRA nominated Sydney group Thirsty Merc have announced an 18-date national tour this June/July. Taking in eight states/territories, the MOUSETRAP HEART tour will showcase brand new tracks off Thirsty Merc’s forthcoming album, as well as reinterpret some of Australia’s favourite songs from the band’s first two albums.

The first single from Thirsty Merc’s new album is called “Mousetrap Heart” – on sale now. “Mousetrap Heart” is already picking up enthusiastic additions at radio right across Australia, making the Most Added radio chart for three weeks in a row. It marks an exciting new chapter for the much-loved Australian group, showcasing the band’s knack for irresistible melody, infectious groove and cheeky word play. Thirsty Merc’s new album, also called MOUSETRAP HEART, is released on June 18th, just in time for the national tour.

On the back of sold-out preview shows earlier in the year, THIRSTY MERC mark their official return to Australian audiences, with a new sound, a new guitarist, a new single (out May 21st) and their exciting new album (out June 18th). The MOUSETRAP HEART Tour kicks off in the nation’s capital on June 30th.

Recorded in Los Angeles with super producer Matt Wallace [Faith No More, Maroon 5], MOUSETRAP HEART signifies a revamped and reinvigorated Thirsty Merc, and reintroduces the band with a dynamic new sound. The Sydney four-piece are clearly feeling refreshed, and you can hear it in the music. Everything is tighter and funkier, with an unmistakable bounce in their step.

From the album’s opening notes, the first seven songs are a wild, rollicking, no-fat, groove-fuelled odyssey, filled with fast moving arrangements and spilling over with Rai’s razor-sharp, occasionally hilarious turns-of-phrase and succinct observations of real life.

Then, towards the end, MOUSETRAP HEART, the album takes on a more introspective vibe, closing with a trilogy of emotive, open-hearted ballads. It is a world-class display in modern songwriting and an electric performance from one of Australia’s most technically proficient rock ensembles.

The lead single “MOUSETRAP HEART” is an infectious gem and immediately earns its place alongside the band’s previous popular hits, including “Emancipate Myself”, “In The Summertime”, “Someday, Someday”, “20 Good Reasons” and “The Hard Way”. The tight piano-driven groove in “MOUSETRAP HEART” is propelled by a snappy vocal delivery, with an undeniably infectious hook that happily runs laps in your head.

Experience THIRSTY MERC in concert this June/July, as one of Australia’s premier live acts explode back onto the touring scene with the MOUSETRAP HEART Tour.

Presented by The Harbour Agency, Macsta Music Management
Thirsty Merc – the Mousetrap Heart tour
Supported by My Escapade, Porcelain

Tour Dates:
2 Jul Cambridge Hotel NSW
3 Jul Metro Theatre NSW
7 Jul Karova Lounge VIC
8 Jul Bended Elbow VIC – Buy Tickets Here – Posse/Moshtix
9 Jul The Corner Hotel VIC
10 Jul Governor Hindmarsh Hotel SA – Buy Tickets Here – Posse/Moshtix
14 Jul Hoey Moey NSW
15 Jul The Northern NSW
16 Jul The Hi-Fi QLD
17 Jul Coolangatta Hotel QLD
18 Jul Villa Noosa Hotel QLD
21 Jul Prince of Wales Hotel WA
22 Jul Fly By Night WA
30 Jul Hotel New York TAS
31 Jul Republic Bar & Cafe TAS – Buy Tickets Here – Posse/Moshtix

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