Critics’ scribblings: 

“Guitars ring out like ambient cinders, the bass and drums forge a pulsing, elastic groove, and layered vocals float above the proceedings like a celestial choir.”

- Sparkling Sound 

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"... the purring, pretty flow of 'Carnival' [has] the grace, charm, and none-more-dreamy delicacy of glistening, second album (butterfly) House of Love, e.g. 'Hedonist'... Bask in succulent radiance!"  

- The Big Takeover (Jack Rabid) 

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“It is a poorly-kept secret that we music writers sometimes let our mail tubs get to the point of overflowing before we finally get around to opening the packages – which, typically, are overflowing with music, much (most) of it dreck, but once in a while, utterly captivating.  Such is the case with Mercvrial…” 

- Blurt (Fred Mills) 

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''This independently recorded, produced, and manufactured EP presents five tracks that should instantly appeal to anyone who loved those [80s independent British] music labels... or just about anyone who loves smart, well-executed modern pop... This is one of those cases where the folks in the band have done everything right." 

- Baby Sue 

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"If nuanced, modern-day dream pop (i.e., 'nu-gaze') is one of your proverbial wheelhouses, Mexico's mercvrial are your next go-to destination. Helmed by an American expat, mercvrial are prodigiously adept conveyors of ethereal haze who opt for melodic songcraft over sheer white noise — and they have a new five song EP, the stars, like dust, to show for it."  

- Wilfully Obscure 

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“With a purely timeless sound, [the EP’s songs] have a feeling of true weightlessness. Their melodies have an ethereal quality to them, for the whole of the collection is spun together in a perfect tapestry.”   

- Entropy 

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''Hsieh Su-Wei is a shimmering and reverb-drenched, motorik-groove driven homage to the unorthodox Taiwanese tennis professional, Hsieh Su-Wei. Sonically the track further cements [mercvrial's] decidedly 80s inspired sound with the track recalling Wire, The Church and others with an uncanny knack for infectious hooks." 

- The Joy of Violent Movement  

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“Employing shimmering guitars, driving rhythms, and densely-layered harmonies that sound as though they originated on Earth but returned to our planet drenched in space dust from the farthest reaches of the galaxy, mercvrial takes the listener on an immensely rewarding journey back to the golden era of independent British pop whence labels like Creation, Imaginary, and Factory produced an epic volume of high-quality left-of-center music.” 

- Stereo Stickman 

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Full interview in Vents Magazine: click here

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