UK based alt-rock trio Mercutio are thrilled to announce the release of their new single, “Revolution Station”, on the 28th May 2021. The single is taken from the band’s forthcoming debut UK album, “Antagonist”, released on the 4th June 2021. The band have also announced themselves as main support on Inglorious UK headline tour in Sept/Oct 2021.
“‘Revolution Station’ is a mission statement. A call to arms. While the song laments the gentrification of melody in the 21st century it also celebrates the classic rock songs that inspired a generation. Heavy and confrontational in its approach, it seeks to inspire bohemian rock culture whilst throwing a spanner into the over computerised music industry and sticks two middle fingers up at the over-used themes that the music industry perpetuates to this day.
Following the critical and commercially acclaimed release of previous single “Slap Bang” in July 2020 (see the video for “Slap Bang” HERE) and second single “Playtime” in November 2020 (video for “Playtime” is HERE), the band released an EP in January 2021.
Although Covid has meant the band can’t support these releases with live dates, it has meant they have been able to finalise their debut album. “Antagonist” is a stunning collection of rock songs – instantly memorable melodies underpinned by driving rhythms. From the hammer blow riffs of album opener “Where The Pain Lives” to the brooding “C-Word”, from the epic, histrionic “Alex” to the sleazy groove of the album closer, and new single, “Revolution Station”, “Antagonist” marks Mercutio as one of the most exciting new rocks acts of 2021. “Antagonist” track-listing below:
- Where The Pain Lives
- Chaos In King
- Slap Bang
- C Word
- A Part Of Me
- Shed Your Skin
- The Ghost That Is You
- Revolution Station
The bands track “Terraferma” is also to be used as the theme tune for the forthcoming 2021 FXC World Cup. Details on the fast growing new sport of Fireball Extreme Challenge can be found here –
The “FXC Championship for Clubs 2021” and the “FXC World Cup 2021” will take place respectively from May 18 to 20 and May 21 to 23, 2021 in Queretaro, Mexico.
The band have also been added as main support on Inglorious UK Tour in 2021. The dates, originally scheduled for April/May, are now rescheduled for Sept/Oct 2021 (with existing tickets remaining valid). The band have also added an album launch gig in June – added below in red. The full dates are as follows –
Mon 21st June 2021 Camden Assembly, London / Album Launch headline show
Fri 10th Sept 2021 Rock City, Nottingham UK
Wed 15th Sept Guildhall, Gloucester UK
Thurs 16th Sept Phoenix, Exeter UK
Fri 17th Sept Junction, Plymouth UK
Sun 19th Sept Engine Rooms, Southampton UK
Mon 20th Sept Chalk, Brighton
Tues 21st Sept Thekla, Bristol UK
Wed 22nd Sept Islington Assembly Hall, London UK
Fri 24th Sept Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
Sat 25th Sept Sin City, Swansea UK
Sun 26th Sept The Asylum Venue, Birmingham UK
Mon 27th Sept Waterfront, Norwich UK
Thurs 30th Sept Phase One, Liverpool UK
Fri 1st Oct The Sugarmill, Stoke On Trent UK
Sat 2nd Oct The Tivoli, Buckley UK
Sun 3rd Oct Academy 3, Manchester UK
Wed 6th Oct The Cathouse, Glasgow UK
Thurs 7th Oct Night Train, Bradford UK
Fri 8th Oct Picture Dome, Holmfirth UK
For up-to-date gig and ticket news please see http://mercutio.me
2019 saw the band welcome new vocalist Ross William Wild. A stunning performer and vocalist Ross comes with a wealth of experience as a vocalist in both musical theatre and with a stint singing with the legendary Spandau Ballet in 2017.
The band lineup is completed by guitarist and founding member Fabio Staffieri and drummer Francesco Lucidi. Francesco recently starred as the drummer in Elton John’s band in the critically and commercially acclaimed “Rocketman” film. Mercutio is signed to Independent label Diverge Records run by composer and producer Gianluca Cucchiara and backed by film producer Giovanna Romagnoli(Academy Award for Cinema Paradiso).
Antagonist is released on the 4th June 2021.