Discovery: Mercury Machine

Post-punk Manchester rockers Mercury Machine have released ’80s inspired new single The Lost.

By Graeme Smith

The Lost truly is a throwback in the best possible sense. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Joy Division and Nine Inch Nails, Mercury Machine build on the heavy electronic rock tradition. A big emotional chorus is backed by relentless bass and keys. The Lost seethes with anger and is the ultimate catharsis.

It’s a personal track for lead singer Lee Maguire, diagnosed with autism and coping with mental health issues. The Lost is an effort to shed some light on the subject and it does so in a way that will get you to sit up and listen. Check out the track below: