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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The Grey Merchant




Cork based recording collaborative, The Grey Merchant, today announce details of a debut single release, Spotless (The Protecting Veil), which was released last week.

The Grey Merchant is the collaborative recording project of Cork based Indie trio Neon Atlas’ bassist Enda O’Flaherty and a collection of friends and fellow musicians. 

Drawing comparisons with classic noise and stoner rock, influences like the late lamented Slo Burn, Unida, Kyuss and Fu Manchu can certainly be heard.






Recorded with friends in kitchens and abandoned buildings then mixed at Whitewell Studios, Cork and Studio Silo, Stöðvarfjörð, the result is some self-proclaimed 'mood rock combining guitar, bass and drums with a vein of political irritation, the old fashioned way'.

With shades of Ralph's Life favourites Fold, they've overlaid the monologue from Chaplin's The Great Dictator on an impressive, soaring soundscape. Ralph's already featured the track on the Radio KC Indie Show.

This is the debut release from The Grey Merchant on Demeanour Records, with further singles and an EP to follow in 2017.