2013 Honorable Mention – 23rd Annual LA Music Awards
Mercury Underground are a modern rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. They released their debut EP through Pop Pills, produced by Sandy Jones on May 4th 2012, to great reception and success. Followed up by a string of live dates, still ongoing they have also secured several deals to have their music used in the sports industries and more by companies from the UK, Germany and the US including Thai Wars/Cage Contender, wXw Wrestling, Pro Wrestling EVO and Knockhill Racing (as part of BSB Event). The band will also be providing the soundtrack for the upcoming US based web series, Danny Statham.
To date, the band have played venues such as Camden Underworld in London, and the world famous venue King Tuts in Glasgow several times, along the way supporting such acts as most recently Adrenaline Mob, Voodoo Six, Gun, Sick Puppies, Attica Rage, Simon McBride, and The Sword (during their tour with Metallica), they also gained experience in playing European festivals after performing in front of thousands at the MEI Festival in Italy in 2009. Recently the band were selected to play at D-TOX Rockfest, the biggest rock festival in Canada. Since the release of their debut EP, the band have been nominated for a Los Angeles Music Award for Best Hard Rock Band, a Scottish New Music Award for Loud/Metal Recording Of The Year and a Download Music Award for Best Live Performance.
Through the initial success of the EP, frontman/songwriter D.R Webster has secured endorsements with Vintage Guitars, Big Bite FX and Dovetail Strings as well as a writing collaborations with ex-Yes member Billy Sherwood, Scott Rolaf and ex-Nazareth member Manny Charlton.
The band are currently seeking a new record label to take them to the next level and at the moment they are working on a follow up to their debut EP. They have just re-released their EP through their own label Anchorage Records, which is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc, as well as Shockwave Solution as a single on the International Independent Chart, the band are working with Two Side Moon PR to further promote the re-release and will be playing live dates throughout 2013 including a slot at Les Fest II in June 2013.