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Thirsty Merc announce new album and tour

Thirsty Merc burst onto the Australian music landscape with their first independent EP following up with three critically acclaimed studio albums, an acoustic fan favourites record entitled ‘AAA: Acoustic Anniversary Album’ and a swag of classic, radio staples like 20 Good Reasons, Someday Someday,  Mousetrap Heart and In The Summertime. Fast forward to 2015 and Thirsty Merc are still excited to be making music, but all things must change and after selling over 200,000 records with Warner Music, this time around the band are tackling the recording and release of their fourth studio album – Shifting Gears – and first new material in five years, independently, and very differently. Vocalist, songwriter and co-founder, Rai Thistlethwayte, puts it like this, “We’ve haven’t really stopped since 2002, and being around for over a decade, we’ve got lots more experience than when we started. We’ve also got still got loads of energy, and we want to harness that energy to work hard, around the clock, to continue touring and making good music.” Following songwriting sessions in Sydney, Melbourne, and Los Angeles, the band were ready to get back into the studio and to help realise their vision they utilised crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic, to help get the record recorded and mixed and the response has been overwhelming. In fact, the band reached its goal within 48 hours of the campaign. With the recording now complete, with production by longtime collaborator, Lindsay Gravina (The Living End, Kate Miller Heidke, Roland S Howard) Thirsty Merc have booked Grammy nominated Emily Lazar (Foo Fighters, David Bowie, Sia and The Killers) to master the record in New York ahead of its release on 4 September. Ahead of the first single from the album, The Good Life, going to radio on 31 July, the band have announced a new national tour kicking off on 14 September in Melbourne before heading to all mainland states and territories throughout October and November. Tickets for all shows on The Good Life Tour go on sale at 9.00am local times on Monday, 27 July 2015.  For further information on all shows, go to www.thirstymerc.com Monday, 14 September 2015 Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC Tickets available from www.caravanmusic.com.au   Wednesday, 16 September, Memo Music Hall, St Kilda, VIC Tickets available from www.memomusichall.com.au   Thursday, 17 September 2015 Plaza Tavern, Hoppers Crossing, VIC Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au and the venue   Friday, 18 September Commercial Hotel, South Morang, VIC Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au and the venue   Saturday, 19 September Village Green Hotel, Mulgrave, VIC Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au and the venue   Sunday, 20 September Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au   Tuesday, 22 September The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au   Wednesday, 23 September Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au Thursday, 24 September Ramsgate Hotel, Henley Beach, SA Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au   Friday, 25 September Norwood Live, Norwood, SA Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au   Saturday, 26 September, Revesby Workers Club, Revesby, NSW Tickets available from www.rwc.org.au and the venue   Thursday, 1 October Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW Tickets available from www.rootyhillrsl.com.au and the venue   Friday, 2 October Astor Hotel, Goulburn, NSW Tickets available from www.astorhotelmotel.com.au and the venue   Saturday, 3 October The Oaks Hotel, Albion Park, NSW Tickets available from www.theoakshotel.com.au and the venue , Wednesday, 7 October, ANU Bar, Canberra, ACT Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au   Thursday, 8 October Mona Vale Hotel, Mona Vale, NSW Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au Friday, 9 October Halekulani Bowling Club, Central Coast, NSW Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au   Saturday, 10 October Baroque Room, Katoomba, NSW Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au   Sunday, 11 October Club Forster, Forster-Tuncurry, NSW Tickets available from www.offbeatoperations.com.au and the venue   Wednesday, 14 October The Basement, Sydney, NSW Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au   Thursday, 15 October Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW Tickets available from www.offbeatoperations.com.au and the venue   Friday, 16 October Armidale Services Club, Armidale, NSW Tickets available from www.offbeatoperations.com.au   Saturday, 17 October Grafton District Services Club, Grafton, NSW Tickets available from www.offbeatoperations.com.au and the venue   Sunday, 18 October Hoey Moey Beergarden, Coffs Harbour, NSW * Free Show *   Wednesday, 21 October Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au   Thursday, 22 October Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au Friday, 23 October The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au   Saturday, 24 October Villa Noosa, Noosa, QLD Tickets available from www.villanoosa.com.au/whats_on   Wednesday, 28 October Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC Tickets available from www.northcotesocialclub.com   Sunday, 1 November King George Gardens – Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Wangaratta, VIC Tickets available from www.wangarattajazz.com/tickets/   Saturday, 7 November Belmont 16’s, Newcastle, NSW Tickets available from www.16s.com.au   Sunday, 8 November Heathcote Hotel, Heathcote, NSW Tickets available from www.heathcotehotel.com.au   Thursday, 12 November Friends Restaurant, Perth, WA Tickets available from www.friendsrestaurant.com.au   Friday, 13 November Wintersun Hotel, Geraldton, WA Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au and www.wintersunhotel.com.au   Saturday, 14 November Charles Hotel, Perth, WA Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au and www.charleshotel.com.au Sunday, 15 November Ravenswood Hotel, Perth, WA Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au and www.ravenswoodhotel.com.au   Friday, 20 November SSA Club, Albury, NSW * Free Show *   Saturday, 21 November Mulwala Ski Club, Mulwala, NSW * Free Show *   Saturday, 28 November Palmerston Tavern, Darwin, NT Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au  ]]>

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Thirsty Merc announce new album and tour

Thirsty Merc burst onto the Australian music landscape with their first independent EP following up with three critically acclaimed studio albums, an acoustic fan favourites record entitled ‘AAA: Acoustic Anniversary Album’ and a swag of classic, radio staples like 20 Good Reasons, Someday Someday,  Mousetrap Heart and In The Summertime. Fast forward to 2015 and Thirsty Merc are still excited to be making music, but all things must change and after selling over 200,000 records with Warner Music, this time around the band are tackling the recording and release of their fourth studio album – Shifting Gears – and first new material in five years, independently, and very differently. Vocalist, songwriter and co-founder, Rai Thistlethwayte, puts it like this, “We’ve haven’t really stopped since 2002, and being around for over a decade, we’ve got lots more experience than when we started. We’ve also got still got loads of energy, and we want to harness that energy to work hard, around the clock, to continue touring and making good music.” Following songwriting sessions in Sydney, Melbourne, and Los Angeles, the band were ready to get back into the studio and to help realise their vision they utilised crowdfunding platform PledgeMusic, to help get the record recorded and mixed and the response has been overwhelming. In fact, the band reached its goal within 48 hours of the campaign. With the recording now complete, with production by longtime collaborator, Lindsay Gravina (The Living End, Kate Miller Heidke, Roland S Howard) Thirsty Merc have booked Grammy nominated Emily Lazar (Foo Fighters, David Bowie, Sia and The Killers) to master the record in New York ahead of its release on 4 September. Ahead of the first single from the album, The Good Life, going to radio on 31 July, the band have announced a new national tour kicking off on 14 September in Melbourne before heading to all mainland states and territories throughout October and November. Tickets for all shows on The Good Life Tour go on sale at 9.00am local times on Monday, 27 July 2015.  For further information on all shows, go to www.thirstymerc.com Monday, 14 September 2015 Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC Tickets available from www.caravanmusic.com.au   Wednesday, 16 September, Memo Music Hall, St Kilda, VIC Tickets available from www.memomusichall.com.au   Thursday, 17 September 2015 Plaza Tavern, Hoppers Crossing, VIC Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au and the venue   Friday, 18 September Commercial Hotel, South Morang, VIC Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au and the venue   Saturday, 19 September Village Green Hotel, Mulgrave, VIC Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au and the venue   Sunday, 20 September Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au   Tuesday, 22 September The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au   Wednesday, 23 September Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au Thursday, 24 September Ramsgate Hotel, Henley Beach, SA Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au   Friday, 25 September Norwood Live, Norwood, SA Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au   Saturday, 26 September, Revesby Workers Club, Revesby, NSW Tickets available from www.rwc.org.au and the venue   Thursday, 1 October Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW Tickets available from www.rootyhillrsl.com.au and the venue   Friday, 2 October Astor Hotel, Goulburn, NSW Tickets available from www.astorhotelmotel.com.au and the venue   Saturday, 3 October The Oaks Hotel, Albion Park, NSW Tickets available from www.theoakshotel.com.au and the venue , Wednesday, 7 October, ANU Bar, Canberra, ACT Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au   Thursday, 8 October Mona Vale Hotel, Mona Vale, NSW Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au Friday, 9 October Halekulani Bowling Club, Central Coast, NSW Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au   Saturday, 10 October Baroque Room, Katoomba, NSW Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au   Sunday, 11 October Club Forster, Forster-Tuncurry, NSW Tickets available from www.offbeatoperations.com.au and the venue   Wednesday, 14 October The Basement, Sydney, NSW Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au   Thursday, 15 October Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW Tickets available from www.offbeatoperations.com.au and the venue   Friday, 16 October Armidale Services Club, Armidale, NSW Tickets available from www.offbeatoperations.com.au   Saturday, 17 October Grafton District Services Club, Grafton, NSW Tickets available from www.offbeatoperations.com.au and the venue   Sunday, 18 October Hoey Moey Beergarden, Coffs Harbour, NSW * Free Show *   Wednesday, 21 October Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au   Thursday, 22 October Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au Friday, 23 October The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au   Saturday, 24 October Villa Noosa, Noosa, QLD Tickets available from www.villanoosa.com.au/whats_on   Wednesday, 28 October Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC Tickets available from www.northcotesocialclub.com   Sunday, 1 November King George Gardens – Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Wangaratta, VIC Tickets available from www.wangarattajazz.com/tickets/   Saturday, 7 November Belmont 16’s, Newcastle, NSW Tickets available from www.16s.com.au   Sunday, 8 November Heathcote Hotel, Heathcote, NSW Tickets available from www.heathcotehotel.com.au   Thursday, 12 November Friends Restaurant, Perth, WA Tickets available from www.friendsrestaurant.com.au   Friday, 13 November Wintersun Hotel, Geraldton, WA Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au and www.wintersunhotel.com.au   Saturday, 14 November Charles Hotel, Perth, WA Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au and www.charleshotel.com.au Sunday, 15 November Ravenswood Hotel, Perth, WA Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au and www.ravenswoodhotel.com.au   Friday, 20 November SSA Club, Albury, NSW * Free Show *   Saturday, 21 November Mulwala Ski Club, Mulwala, NSW * Free Show *   Saturday, 28 November Palmerston Tavern, Darwin, NT Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au  ]]>

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