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Mercurius - “Evocation” : An Evocative Alt-Rock Ride through Memory and Emotion!

Mercurius, the dynamic 'father & son' duo from the UK, has done it again. Following their powerful pop-rock duet "Streetlights," which captivated us with its themes of love and resilience, they return with an even more evocative track, "Evocation." Mercurius already has showcased their masterful production and emotive storytelling and now "Evocation" takes us on a more intense journey. Prepare to be immersed in a compelling listening experience of deeply resonant soundscape!

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Produced craftfully by Oliver Cobb at Blast Recording Studios in Newcastle upon Tyne, the track opens with a powerful, distortive bassline that immediately immerses listeners in a rich, dissonant soundscape. This striking introduction sets the stage for an emotional journey. As the song unfolds, atmospheric guitar riffs, energetic beats, and an ever-expanding rhythm build intricate layers of sound that captivate from the outset. The evocative power of the vocals, enhanced by subtle harmonious contributions from a female vocalist, vividly portrays the struggle of grappling with uncontrollable and haunting memories. Repeating lines like - "There's nothing left than evocation in my brain..." encapsulates the song's theme of involuntary memory and emotional struggle. This poignant phrase highlights the lingering presence of memories that refuse to fade, offering a cathartic experience for listeners who share similar sentiments.

"Evocation" invites listeners to confront and find solace in their shared experiences of involuntary memory. Fans of 90s bands like Nirvana, REM, Radiohead, Simon & Garfunkel, and Talking Heads will find much to appreciate in Mercurius's music. It seamlessly blends the raw, grungy energy of these iconic influences with a modern alt-rock sensibility. The intricate sound design and sophisticated techniques employed by this father-son duo shine through, making the track both invigorating and soothing. Mercurius plans to expand their live performances later this year, with intentions to record four additional songs before embarking on a tour. Their distinctive fusion of classic rock, blues, and pop elements is expected to enthrall live audiences, and their forthcoming material is highly anticipated. With their unique blend of influences, Mercurius is on the brink of a significant breakthrough in the UK rock music scene. Keep an ear out for their upcoming releases and live performances— this is a band you won't want to miss. Go ahead and listen below!

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A brilliant addition to the repertoire -

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