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Australian outfit Mere Machine deliver music for the purist: it’s real, raw and honest to a fault. Fronted by Rose (vocals) and Tom (bass), this is one band who won’t hide behind the tricks of music production, relying instead on some seriously accomplished song-writing and Rose’s pure, soulful voice. It’s heart-on-your-sleeve stuff that will have your fist in the air one moment and then floor you the next. With Mere Machine, what you hear is what you get.

Fuelled by this unrelenting pursuit of the genuine music experience, the band headed to the iconic Thebarton Theatre in their hometown of Adelaide to capture a live recording for the album that would become the precursor for their debut album Breathe in Colours. With a recent trip through the United States to inspire and focus their creative output, the outfit captured the eleven tracks in collaboration with Rose’s brother, Frank, on guitar and other local musicians across a two-day session. The result was a dynamic document of a band in full command of their craft, drawing on the atmosphere of a stage that has played host to everyone from Suzi Quatro to Nirvana.

The music that Tom and Rose creates comes from a place of authenticity, having honed their skills sweating it out in live performances over a number of years, both individually and together, as the heartbeat of Mere Machine. Since joining forces, they have built up one very impressive resume, dividing their time between the US and their native Australia. During a stint in the States, they recorded their album “Breathe In Colors” with Grammy Nominated Producer / Engineer Chris Bell (Ericah Baydou, Don Henley, The Eagles, U2, Destiny’s Child) in Shreveport, Louisiana, and Grammy Award Winning Engineer Laurence ‘Boo’ Mitchell (Al Green, Solomon Burke, Keith Richards) at Willie Mitchell’s legendary Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. This studio, in that very same year, was responsible for the Bruno Mars / Mark Ronson collaboration ‘Uptown Funk’, which would go on to win Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards.

The pair are the recipient of numerous awards, including 14 awards on in the rock category and Rose’s vocal contribution to the winner of the 2005 Nashville Song Prize. Tom and Rose were also guests at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles and are proud to be members of the Recording Academy. Back in Australia, Mere Machine have toured extensively, sharing stages with the likes of Thirsty Merc, Baby Animals and Jon Toogood (Shihad), and have played in numerous venues in Europe and the United States.

Cry On Us was also nominated for best A-cappella song, in the Independent Music Awards held at Lincoln Center in New York.

Their single "Empty Room" ​and the Album "Breathe In Colors" is now available for download on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music and Tidal, and also streaming in iHeart Radio, with the track "Never" being featured in the movie "Blindsided" starring Louis Mandylor.