Thirsty Merc

Photo Gallery: Phil Stack + Abby Dobson – Marys Underground, Sydney (15.10.20)

October 16, 2020

Last night, Phil Stack, legendary double bassman, jazz and rock maestro, and founding member of Thirsty Merc launched his latest solo album, Colourful Noisy at Marys Underground in Sydney. It was a triumphant night, and an absolute treat to see a band which can seamlessly transition from jazz to rock and be so freaking great […]

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New festival, Hotter Than Hell, aims to satiate the wants of old-school Australian music fans this summer

October 10, 2017

There is a market for anniversary tours, reunions, not to mention tours that bring out droves of music fans who are looking for a bit of a trip down memory lane. Back to a time when triple j was ‘still good‘, when Magic Dirt were upheld as one of the pillars of Australian rock and […]

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Flume, Sia, Julia Jacklin and more nominated for 2017 APRA Music Awards

March 16, 2017

This week, we learned that the nominations for the 2017 APRA Music Awards have been unveiled, with some of our great songwriters being recognised for the fantastic year of music they had through 2016. As such, Flume leads the nominations (perhaps unsurprisingly) with four, while Sia follows closely behind with three noms to her name. Julia Zemiro will […]

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Rai Thistlethwayte of Thirsty Merc talks Summernats and the origin of a crowd favourite

August 12, 2016

Fresh from a national tour on the back of their new album Shifting Gears, Thirsty Merc are gearing up for a dangerously good time at Summernats 30 in January. In anticipation of this, front man Rai Thistlethwayte took some time out to talk shop with me. First up, Summernats. Am I right to assume that’s […]

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Thirsty Merc announces ‘Back to The Grind’ tour!

February 18, 2016

Starting on April 7th, Australian rock band Thirsty Merc will be kicking off their ‘Back to the Grind’ national tour. The band have just released their new single, “The Grind” from their Shifting Gears record. Suffice it to say, there’s no better way to kick off their new material with some Australian shows lined up! The band […]

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