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Posted 9 Jan 2014 @ 3:54pm

15 Melbourne acts have been confirmed to showcase at South by Southwest Music in Austin, Texas in March.


These are out of 41 acts from around the country. The festival’s Australian representative Phil Tripp told Beat that he expects the numbers to climb up to a record breaking 50.
"This group of artists for 2014 as well as the ones yet to be contracted represent...

Posted 24 Apr 2013 @ 1:39pm

Oft-lauded champions of Australian songwriting Oh Mercy have announced their final headline shows for the year before making a start on their new LP.


Oh Mercy frontman will also open for the full band in solo modeAlexander Gow will perform solo, playing songs from Privileged Woes, Great Barrier Grief and some new songs and rarities, while being joined on stage by different...

Posted 10 Apr 2013 @ 2:30pm

Oh Mercy continues to deliver the funk. Fever has a grotty sax line, some warped guitar notes and a bluesy swagger that follows confidently behind The Black Keys.

Posted 12 Feb 2013 @ 1:45pm

The Neil Finn & Paul Kelly a day on the green concert just got a whole lot tastier with the addition to the bill of special guest support band – Oh Mercy.


Headed by songwriter Alexander Gow, Oh Mercy is the perfect addition to this wonderful evening of music in the beautiful surrounds of Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley.

Posted 12 Dec 2012 @ 5:12pm

More meaty, swinging beats from Oh Mercy’s Deep Heat, not massively dissimilar to Drums. The rhythm is different but the feel is the same, a kind of choir-boy-gone-bad-meets-bottle-of-whiskey pop, complete with hot organ heat and some ominous piano notes. Nice.

Posted 6 Nov 2012 @ 11:27am

A balmy Melbourne night was the perfect night for some warm vintage-inspired tunes. There was a certain electricity in the air as the crowd made its way casually into The Hi-Fi Bar. While it was understated it was there and only grew as the night went on. Perth up and comers Split Seconds warmed things up and impressed those that made it to the venue early. Their modest acoustic-driven rock...

Posted 10 Oct 2012 @ 12:42pm

Just when you thought that Falls Music & Arts Festival had a sweet enough line-up with UK indie-rockers Maxïmo Park, The Vaccines, Bombay Bicycle Club, and Irish dance-pop band Two Door Cinema Club, it just got better.


You'll get to immerse yourself in Deep Heat  with Oh Mercy, Pope Innocent X with Bertie Blackman, while Fremantle indies San Cisco and The Jungle Giants will...

Posted 12 Sep 2012 @ 8:45am

The smouldering My Man, one of the highlights from Oh Mercy’s stellar Deep Heat, is a lot of things Australian music usually isn’t. Taking cues from late ‘70s, early ‘80s heroes such as Roxy Music, the track is powered by an intoxicating bass groove with tasty lashings of horn action. Breezy, sexy and decidedly cool.

Posted 29 Aug 2012 @ 7:01am

Success. It’s the reason why most musicians are in the music industry to begin with. What someone defines as success however varies depending on who you ask. It could be having a loyal fan base who go to all of your shows, having enough money to pay the rent or being a celebrity and trashing hotel rooms. While not indulging in typical rock star antics the Melbourne five-some (having recently...

Posted 28 Aug 2012 @ 11:06am

Alexander Gow, lead singer and progenitor of oft-lauded Melbourne outfit Oh Mercy, is a free man. With Deep Heat, the band's third full-length record, Gow's inhibitions have confounded expectations, retaining the championed pedigree songwriting virtues and parlaying them into something imbued with a resounding sense of fun – something decidedly sexier. Noticeably calm on the eve of the LP's...


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