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Mercurius: A Duo's Journey from Family Ties to Chart Aspirations




The cover art for Mercurius' empowering single 'Make a Difference
The cover art for Mercurius' empowering single 'Make a Difference'

With a familial chord at its core, Mercurius is not your everyday band. This father and son duo, comprising James Brown's emotive vocals and Paul Brown's multifaceted guitar and drum programming, epitomizes the beauty of organic musical connection. From their humble beginnings, as a familial partnership, to their ambitious ascent, Mercurius encapsulates a rare blend of intimacy and drive in their music-making process.


Channelling the experimental spirit of Radiohead, the grandiosity of Muse, the harmonic finesse of Simon & Garfunkel, the rock vigour of Foo Fighters, and the melancholic lyricism of The Smiths, Mercurius crafts a sound that is familiar yet distinctly their own. Their latest single "Make a Difference" is a testament to this, showcasing their innovative approach to music where heartfelt songwriting meets studio craftsmanship.


"Make a Difference" holds a narrative woven from personal conviction and a shared vision to inspire. It's about the youthful zeal to reshape the world, a counterpoint to the cynicism that often shadows the dreams of the new generation. This song, emblematic of their ethos and sound, invites listeners to take responsibility and believe in the possibility of change.


Recorded at Blast Recording Studios in Newcastle, with a shoutout to the invaluable Ollie, "Make a Difference" is as much a product of its environment as it is of the creators' synergy. The studio has become a second home for Mercurius, where they've forged their path, one note at a time, culminating in a sound that promises to catch more than just an ear.



Their journey, while still burgeoning, has already garnered optimistic reviews, with listeners and critics alike sensing the potential that simmers within the duo. Mercurius stands at a precipice, with "Make a Difference" symbolizing not just their hopes but the aspirations of a fanbase eager to see where the duo's musical odyssey will lead.


In their own words, "We've worked with a lot of bands in the past, and it's really easy to fall out with fellow band members. James and myself have never fallen out and hopefully never will. We're both quite laid back and the system of taking turns to write and record songs works quite well." This harmony is perhaps their secret ingredient, one that could very well be the catalyst for their flight to the top.


Genres: Alternative Rock, Progressive Pop, Indie

Mood: Empowering, Reflective, Optimistic, Forward-Thinking



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