Have Mercy Las Vegas is set for a very exciting 2014 with the anticipation of their debut album looming, but the end of 2013 hasn’t been too shabby for this six-piece hailing from the banks of Loch Lomond.
Single ‘Pappy’, released in October, has received a phenomenal reception with their rowdy energy and fresh unique take on a once very traditional folk scene.
During the track the band culminates for what can only be described as a beautiful breakdown, it is clear these guys were made to make an atmosphere.
Along with the addition of a fast paced fiddle the band keep their witty sense of lyrical choice with lines such as: “My love is like a red red rose, stuffed up a junkies nose”.
Keeping to their Scottish roots on that one there but with the flair the band strives on – individuality.
This high spirited song with great wit and incredibly soothing instrumentals is all wrapped up in one thriving and crowd provoking single set to be a success well in to the New Year.
Have Mercy Las Vegas play King Tut’s New Year’s Revolution on January 5.
Words: Leigh-Ann Bennett