The Grey Merchant announce the release their second album, The Claude Glass, on Friday. Recorded during the second half of 2019, the five-piece band based in Cork, present an eclectic mix of guitar-driven tracks exploring social and personal themes, with all five members contributing to the song-writing duties, and collaborations with Pete Mac (Paradox) and Kieran Ring (Neon Atlas).
Mixed by Ciarán O’Shea (Cyclefly, Bush) at Whitewell Studios Berlin, and mastered at Abbey Road Studios with Alex Wharton (Pixies, My Bloody Valentine, Chemical Brothers), The Claude Glass reflects diverse influences from Kyuss to John Grant to Public Service Broadcasting.
Their single ‘Anthropocene’ expands on the pop and indie tendencies of the group, packing melody and drama into their new track. The album goes on release this Friday, with the band celebrating the occasion with a rare live performance at Cork’s Crane Lane Theatre on March 2 at 11 pm.