Haunting melody. Ragged feedback. Bittersweet vocals evoking Morrissey’s lovelorn falsetto and Leonard Cohen’s poetic flare. Sydney quartet Mercy Arms were one of rock’s most captivating young bands, drawning comparison to the classic pop of The Smiths and The Church, to the noise-guitar mastery of The Cramps and My Bloody Valentine, emerging as the next in kin to their anti podean fore fathers The Triffids and The Go-Betweens. Unforgettable choruses, shimmering noise, crowned by Thom Moore’s poignant vocal.
Thom Moore is currently a member of Canvas Kites.