Mercutio – Announce Debut Album “Antagonist” On 4th June
ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM “ANTAGONIST” 4TH JUNE 2021
FULL UK TOUR IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2021 SUPPORT TO INGLORIOUSPronounced “Mer-Que-She-Oh”
Previous single “Slap Bang” playlisted by Planet Rock radio and winner of Loudersounds Tracks Of the Week – July 2020
UK based alt-rock trio Mercutio are pleased to announce the release of their debut UK album, “Antagonist”, on the 4th June 2021. The band can also announce themselves as main support on Inglorious UK headline tour in Sept/Oct 2021.
Following the critical and commercially acclaimed release of the previous single “Slap Bang” in July 2020 (see the video for “Slap Bang” HERE) and second single “Playtime” in November 2020 (video for “Playtime” is HERE), the band released an EP in January 2021. Although Covid has meant the band can’t support these releases with live dates, it has meant they have been able to finalise their debut album.
“Antagonist” is a stunning collection of rock songs – instantly memorable melodies underpinned by driving rhythms. From the hammer blow riffs of album opener “Where The Pain Lives” to the brooding “C Word”, from the epic, histrionic “Alex” to the sleazy groove of album closer “Revolution Station”, “Antagonist” marks Mercutio as one of the most exciting new rocks acts of 2021. Antagonist tracklisting below:
Where The Pain Lives
Chaos In King
A Part Of Me
Shed Your Skin
The Ghost That Is You
The band have also been added as main support on Inglorious UK Tour in 2021. The dates, originally schedule for April/May, are now rescheduled for Sept/Oct 2021 (with exisiting tickets remaining valid). The full dates are as follows –
Fri 10th Sept Rock City, Nottingham UK Wed 15th Sept Guildhall, Gloucester UK Thurs 16th Sept Phoenix, Exeter UK Fri 17th Sept Junction, Plymouth UK Sun 19th Sept Engine Rooms, Southampton UK Mon 20th Sept Chalk, Brighton Tues 21st Sept Thekla, Bristol UK Wed 22nd Sept Islington Assembly Hall, London UK Fri 24th Sept Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes Sat 25th Sept Sin City, Swansea UK Sun 26th Sept The Asylum Venue, Birmingham UK Mon 27th Sept Waterfront, Norwich UK Thurs 30th Sept Phase One, Liverpool UK Fri 1st Oct The Sugarmill, Stoke On Trent UK Sat 2nd Oct The Tivoli, Buckley UK Sun 3rd Oct Academy 3, Manchester UK Wed 6th Oct The Cathouse, Glasgow UK Thurs 7th Oct Night Train, Bradford UK Fri 8th Oct Picture Dome, Holmfirth UK
2019 saw the band welcome new vocalist Ross William Wild. A stunning performer and vocalist Ross come with a wealth of experience as a vocalist in both musical theatre and with a stint singing with the legendary Spandau Ballet in 2017. The band lineup is completed by guitarist and founding member Fabio Staffieri and drummer Francesco Lucidi. Francesco recently starred as the drummer in Elton John’s band in the critically and commercially acclaimed “Rocketman” film. Mercutio are signed to Independent label Diverge Records run by composer and producer Gianluca Cucchiara and backed by film producer Giovanna Romagnoli (Academy Award for Cinema Paradiso).