MVM approved rockers are back
Combining glorious stoner groove riffs with the vigor of classic British rock and the melodic focus of contemporary alternative rock, Hercules Morse are as engaging as they are intriguing. Igniting positive descriptors by Kerrang! and Rock Sound,who have referred to the band as a British hybrid of the Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age, the South Coast Alt-beasts release their intoxicating new EP Equine Size Comparison, on Friday 2nd September, through all stores.
After forming in late 2014, the quartet dropped their debut EP Edge Of Life in December 2015 and soon picked up a host of superlative reviews; most notably KKKK (4 out of 5) in Kerrang Magazine and 8/10 in Rock Sound Magazine. Their consistently impressive level of song-writing was well demonstrated by the fact that five of the six tracks from the EP received airplay from Kerrang Radio and the BBC (6 music and BBC introducing). As well as receiving much praise for their recorded work, Hercules Morse have also performed countless blistering live shows and have shared stages with Turbowolf, Band of Skulls, Brant Bjork (former Kyuss drummer), Tiger Cub, Orange Goblin and Dinosaur Pile Up, as well as appearing on an array of bills with everyone from Calvin Harris and The Go Team, through to Tynchy Stryder and The Streets. So far in 2016, Hercules Morse have also supported Radio One DJ Huw Stephens, Post-hardcore behemoths Black Peaks and former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley, as well as performing on the main stage of Common People festival (curated by Rob Da Bank) alongside bands such as Duran Duran and Primal Scream.
Never ones to sit on their hands, Hercules Morse charge forward with the release of their spanking new EP Equine Size Comparison, which simply bursts with immense riffs carved over driving bass grooves and injected with enthralling guitar work, all woven together by contagious vocal lines that are drenched in melody. Pay particular attention to their forthcoming singles Asleep At the Wheel and the quite fantastical Do It Right. With a killer release in hand, and further shows to be announced, the band are poised to continue their march towards becoming a household name in the world of rock ‘n’ roll.
HERCULES MORSE LIVE: 15/07 – Firehouse, Southampton; 17/07 – Somerton Arts Festival, Somerset; 29/07 – Standon Calling Festival; 30/09 – The Joiners, Southampton.