As heard in recent singles ‘Garden Of The Year’ and ‘Vixen’, VC Pines – aka Jack Mercer – has moved away from the realm of indie-rock that he enjoyed as front man of The Carnabys and has immersed himself in a well of alternative soul, poetry and punk performance.
Mercer has garnered the support of BBC Radio’s Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne, Chris Hawkins, Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson, Cerys Matthews and Jack Saunders. He has also received praise from the likes of Clash Magazine, Headliner Magazine, Atwood Magazine and Fred Perry Subculture. Lately, Mercer shared a studio with the Brit Award winning artist Tom Walker. After a whirlwind year, VC Pines is now ready to release his debut EP, titled Indigo, featured newest single ‘Nervous’.
The whole EP has been produced by Hound and VC Pines, with beats for ‘Nervous’ and ‘Kinbaku’ created by Selasi, drums for ‘Vixen’ recorded at Numen Studios and played by James Trood whilst ‘Indigo’ was also written with Lucy Lu.
“My EP – Indigo – is a culmination of works made at The HUB studio in the Kennel room. A fully soundproofed studio room above one of the oldest pubs in Britain. Indigo as a collection of songs covers themes of jealousy, youthful nostalgic love, epilepsy and mental health, anxiety and bondage.”
The recorded sound shows each song you may have heard previously at a live show, in a different light. It has been recorded with clarity and a clear message, covering an array of colours and sounds.
3rd April – The Lexington Headline Show
10th April – Stockton Calling Festival
4th May – Live At Leeds
10th May – The Great Escape, Brighton (Fierce Panda Official Showcase)
6th June – The Crofters Rights, Bristol
7th June – The Castle, Manchester
PHOT CREDIT: OFF THE RAILS MAGAZINE