Mere Theory have firmly established themselves as one of Australia’s most intriguing and committed bands, both on record and on stage. Their no-nonsense attitude and distinct modern rock sound has endeared them to discerning music lovers around the world.
The band’s live performance résumé includes spots on the 2005 and 2007 Big Day Outs, billing at the Clipsal 500 After Race Concert (to a hometown audience of 10,000), shows with international contemporaries like Millencolin, Anberlin and Alexisonfire, national tours with Gyroscope and Karnivool, and an appearance on the television show Rove Live.
In 2006, the band were recipients of the Australasian Performing Rights Association’s Emily Burrows Award – a prize awarded to emerging Australian bands who show exceptional promise. APRA cited Mere Theory’s unique musical style and tireless work ethic as reasons for the accolade.
Shortly after receiving the award, Mere Theory entered the studio to lay down tracks for their debut album, Catalan Atlas. Since its release in September 2007, the album has garnered rave reviews from Rolling Stone, BLUNT, Time Out Sydney, The Canberra Times, The Adelaide Advertiser and more.
The band released its highly anticipated second album, Walking in Storms through MGM in September 2011. Walking In Storms was recorded by Evan James (The Mark of Cain, Pharaohs) at Adelaide’s Broadcast Studios, and mixed by Richard Stolz (Bodyjar, After the Fall). The video for first single Break Through is online now. A new video for All Walls Will Fall will be released in August 2012.
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Performance & Career Highlights
2008 Karnivool ‘AEONS’ National Tour
2007 Catalan Atlas National Tour
2006 APRA Emily Burrows Award
500 After Race Concert (with Grinspoon & COG)
2006 SAMIA Award (Best Video/DVD)
2005 & 2007 Adelaide Big Day Out
Gyroscope Are You Involved? National Album Tour
Recorded live for Triple J Home & Hosed
National Tour with Rufio (USA)
National Tour with Alexisonfire (Can)
Triple J Next Crop Artist