Thirsty Merc announces Mousetrap Heart tour

Thirsty Merc are back with a brand new single & album, and they're takingit on the road this June/July for the MOUSETRAP HEART Tour.

Multi-platinum selling, ARIA & APRA nominated Sydney group Thirsty Merc have announced an 18-date national tour this June/July. Taking in eight states/territories, the MOUSETRAP HEART tour will showcase brand new tracks off Thirsty Merc's forthcoming album, as well as reinterpret some of Australia's favourite songs from the band’s first two albums.

Tickets for the tour go on sale Thursday May 20th. The first single from Thirsty Merc’s new album is called “Mousetrap Heart” and goes on sale May 21st. “Mousetrap Heart” is already picking up enthusiastic additions at radio right across Australia, making the Most Added radio chart for three weeks in a row. It marks an exciting new chapter for the much-loved Australian group, showcasing the band's knack for irresistible melody, infectious groove and cheeky word play. Thirsty Merc’s new album, also called MOUSETRAP HEART, is released on June 18th, just in time for the national tour.

Listen to the new single 'Mousetrap Heart' now at

On the back of sold-out preview shows earlier in the year, THIRSTY MERC mark their official return to Australian audiences, with a new sound, a new guitarist, a new single (out May 21st) and their exciting new album (out June 18th). The MOUSETRAP HEART Tour kicks off in the nation's capital on June 30th.

Recorded in Los Angeles with super producer Matt Wallace [Faith No More, Maroon 5], MOUSETRAP HEART signifies a revamped and reinvigorated Thirsty Merc, and reintroduces the band with a dynamic new sound. The Sydney four-piece are clearly feeling refreshed, and you can hear it in the music. Everything is tighter and funkier, with an unmistakable bounce in their step.

From the album’s opening notes, the first seven songs are a wild, rollicking, no-fat, groove-fuelled odyssey, filled with fast moving arrangements and spilling over with Rai’s razor-sharp, occasionally hilarious turns-of-phrase and succinct observations of real life.

Then, towards the end, MOUSETRAP HEART, the album takes on a more introspective vibe, closing with a trilogy of emotive, open-hearted ballads. It is a world-class display in modern songwriting and an electric performance from one of Australia’s most technically proficient rock ensembles.

The lead single “MOUSETRAP HEART” is an infectious gem and immediately earns its place alongside the band’s previous popular hits, including “Emancipate Myself”, “In The Summertime”, “Someday, Someday”, “20 Good Reasons” and “The Hard Way”. The tight piano-driven groove in “MOUSETRAP HEART” is propelled by a snappy vocal delivery, with an undeniably infectious hook that happily runs laps in your head.

Experience THIRSTY MERC in concert this June/July, as one of Australia's premier live acts explode back onto the touring scene with the MOUSETRAP HEART Tour.

Tickets on sale Thursday 20th May

30.06.10CANBERRA - Southern Cross ClubACT
01.07.10WOLLONGONG - WavesNSW
02.07.10NEWCASTLE - Cambridge HotelNSW
03.07.10SYDNEY - Metro TheatreNSW
07.07.10BALLARAT - Karova LoungeVIC
08.07.10GEELONG - Bended ElbowVIC
09.07.10MELBOURNE - Corner HotelVIC
10.07.10ADELAIDE - The Governor HindmarshSA
14.07.10COFFS HARBOUR - Hoey MoeyNSW
15.07.10BYRON BAY - The NorthernNSW
16.07.10BRISBANE - Hi Fi BarQLD
17.07.10GOLD COAST - Coolangatta HotelQLD
18.07.10NOOSA - Villa Noosa HotelQLD
21.07.10BUNBURY - Prince Of Wales
22.07.10FREMANTLE - Fly By Night
30.07.10LAUNCESTON - Hotel New York
31.07.10HOBART - Republic Bar


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Tickets on sale Thursday 20th May

Wed 30 June CANBERRA - Southern Cross Club
Thu 1 July WOLLONGONG - Waves
Fri 2 July NEWCASTLE - Cambridge Hotel
Sat 3 July SYDNEY - Metro Theatre
Wed 7 July BALLARAT - Karova Lounge
Thu 8 July GEELONG - Bended Elbow
Fri 9 July MELBOURNE - Corner Hotel
Sat 10 July ADELAIDE - The Governor Hindmarsh
Wed 14 July COFFS HARBOUR - Hoey Moey
Thur 15 July BYRON BAY - Northern Hotel
Fri 16 July BRISBANE - Hi Fi Bar
Sat 17 July GOLD COAST - Coolangatta Hotel
Sun 18 July NOOSA - Villa Noosa Hotel
Wed 21 July BUNBURY - Prince Of Wales
Thur 22 July FREMANTLE - Fly By Night Musicians Club
Fri 30 July LAUNCESTON - Hotel New York
Sat 31 July HOBART - Republic Bar