Making his third appearance at a FFRUK night, there is no escaping that JOE MAXWELL is one of the UK’s brightest young talents. Embracing all experiences through his band and solo performances, Joe is growing into a highly promising and always captivating proposition on the London music scene as shown by his latest acoustic performance at the 12 Bar Sessions.
Before playing his compelling set, Joe stepped out of the club into its legendary setting,Denmark Street, to chat with SEGS JENNINGS (Ruts DC) and TARA REZ (The Duel) of FFRUK TV. Starting with Joe’s previous appearances with FFR UK and his band, the three reminisce about the club’s home and history in Soho, its importance over the years with Joe, even fresh to the music scene, revealing the part it has already made on his emerging career. With the mesmeric ‘Lately I’ve See’ taken from Joe’s enthralling acoustic set that night, FFRUK TV gives you Joe Maxwell.
Camden has been no stranger to breeding ear striking and imagination stirring artists over the decades and so it continues with THE MERCANARIES, a four strong indie/punk band. Creating a sound as addictive to feet and hips as it is to ears, the band has been billed as “the most exciting band to come out of London for years.”
Comparisons to the likes of Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses have also been laid upon the quartet yet their music is undoubtedly unique, continually luring an increasingly growing and loyal following as The Mercanaries dynamically spice up the capital’s live scene.
Performing at one of FFRUK’s Reggae Punk Nights at The Dublin Castle, the band took time out before playing to talk with FFRUK TV’s SEGS JENNINGS (Ruts DC) and TARA REZ (The Duel). Introductions led to the band offering an insight into the band from their beginnings to the raw and organic essence of their sound, and the rewards of occasional made-up lines to lyrics to hopes ahead. With a thrilling slice of the band live on the night in the song, “Hard to Please”; this is The Mercanaries!
Ok. Here's the news about the new album. We were in the studio yesterday recording one more song which will be the seventh. A real rockers that one. Titled Last man Standing.
The album nicely coming along and is more live orientated than Erase The Tape. (https://soundcloud.com/strum-musicinfo) So watch this space for some updates on whats to come.
Some great news. We at Strum have finally managed to secure two bookings this year. The first we be at The Fiddlers Elbow tickets £5 at the door. Time on stage 10:30 till 11:15pm, on the The Sunday 28th of February. The second is on the 29th of April at The Cosmic Puffin 9 festival on the Deanos Stage and the time we are on is 7:30pm.