THIRSTY MERC announce new album and tour!

Shifting Gears to be released 4 September

 

It’s been 12 years since 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.

 

Shifting Gears will be released on 4 September through MGM Distribution

 

THE GOOD LIFE TOUR

 

 

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

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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

 

Select regional shows proudly supported by Southern Cross Austereo’s LocalWorks network

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