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I’ve felt like I’ve said this a lot this year but once again I’ve uncovered an absolutely amazing album from an Australian artist, this time from Sydney-siders Mercury Sky. Mercury Sky are just about to release their sophomore EP, titled Infra, and this album is so amazing it is not only going to have the band make a name for themselves here in Australia but potentially overseas as well. The brilliance of this EP could take them anywhere.

It’s rare these days but this is an album where everything comes together perfectly for the band. While the guitar playing on the opening track, ‘Sosonal,’ at times sounds manic and out of control it all ties in to create an amazing sound. Then when you bring in the vocals of Kay Thatch something truly amazing happens. It doesn’t take listening to Infra for long to realise that Thatch has some of the most amazing vocals that this country has ever seen.

‘No True Scotsman’ again showcases the stunning instrumental side of Mercury Sky while Thatch’s vocals embrace both a Gothic rock sound before turning to a more harder rock sound. Then we land at one of the best tracks on the EP – ‘PreCious’ which is enhanced by a crazy electronic sound that comes into the mix while the ‘don’t move’ being whispers only adds to the track even more. It’s on this track that Thatch’s vocals go to a whole new level as well.

‘SleepDreamWake’ is smoother but is again enhanced by the whispers found on the track while the instrumental side of ‘Blue And Purple’ reach a guttural tone that just pushes the vocals along even more. Mercury Sky then tricks everybody with a slower start to ‘Nausea’ before it turns into one of the most brutal tracks on the EP.

Mercury Sky have delivered an absolutely stunning EP. Infra screams of a band that should be known to music lovers right around the world and it is very easy to see that this album will make more than a few Top Ten lists this year.

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