THIRSTY MERC is one of Australia's best live acts! Such a claim is rarely upheld but even the most hardened media agree: Thirsty Merc's live shows demonstrate some of the best musicianship Australia has to offer. They have sold over 250,000 albums, been nominated for four ARIA Awards (i.e. Australian Grammies) and were nominated for APRA's 2008 Song of The Year for '20 Good Reasons' which also reached #1 on iTunes in Australia.
Thirsty Merc's third studio album MOUSETRAP HEART is a diverse, world-class album, recorded in Los Angeles with producer Matt Wallace [Faith No More, Maroon 5]. It marks the return of Thirsty Merc following an extended break and reintroduces the band with a dynamic new sound.
MOUSETRAP HEART bursts into life with the unmistakable statement of the album's title track and first single, "Mousetrap Heart". This infectious gem immediately earned its place alongside the band's previous popular hits, including "Emancipate Myself", "In The Summertime", "Someday, Someday", "20 Good Reasons" and "The Hard Way". Other singles from this album, "All My Life" and the catchy narrative of "Tommy and Krista" continue to play on Australia's national airwaves.
Once you venture deeper into MOUSETRAP HEART, you'll realise exactly how much things have changed in the Thirsty Merc world. Everything is tighter, funkier, slightly harder edged. There's a conciseness and economy to the writing and performance that can only come with experience -- from playing hundreds and hundreds of shows. This is glued to a fundamental desire to keep evolving as a band.