SINGLE REVIEW: “Fishbowl” by The Mercy Beat


Please listen to this track right now, very fucking loud:

Did you listen to it?

I bet you didn’t you lazy fuck, I’m going to only tell you one more time please listen:

So did you listen to it?

Well bad fucking luck if you didn’t, you’re missing out. I’m sure you’re a fan of all that borecore / neatcore trash polluting our musical landscape and find loud rock music disgusting don’t you?

I love THE MERCY BEAT pretty hardcore, they are the best rock n roll band functioning in Australia at the moment and while you all fuss over the latest neat hype music with better haircuts and cleaner pants THE MERCY BEAT will reign supreme. I never really liked or enjoyed Violent Soho, DZ Deathrays or Dune Rats or any of the other rock n roll being offered to modern youth culture, I was always firmly of the belief that THE MERCY BEAT destroyed it all and their brand new single “Fishbowl” proves once again why some people drink pepsi and why some people drink coke because you know, I’ll take the “real thing” over the taste of a “new generation” any day of the week.

I’m not going to use any kind of journalism wankerisms to describe this song, fuck that any day of the week, I’m just going to tell you that if you like important bands like Melvins you’ll dig the kind of noise that THE MERCY BEAT offer. This is fucking brutal stuff but still showcases a brilliant songwriting skill that isn’t a product of all of the “retro” posers coming from our town.

Thank fucking god that THE MERCY BEAT are about to release an album to save us from all of the “brand aware” borecore / neatcore bands who totally destroy the true believers faith in music ever being a place where depth and intensity reign supreme.

Ugly music for Ugly people and the perfect soundtrack for the well-adjusted / open minded music listener.

10 Cassette Tapes Out of 10

By: Dan Newton xo

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