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Mere Theory (Nigel Black – guitar; Chris Mellow – vocals; Ross Simpson – bass; and David Priest – drums) 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 everywhere.

Mere Theory’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 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 cash 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 have just released there highly anticipated second album, Walking in Storms. Recorded by Evan James (The Mark of Cain, Pharaohs) at Adelaide’s Broadcast Studios, and mixed by Richard Stolz (Bodyjar, After the Fall). Walking In Storms was released through MGM September 2011 and is available now for download via bandcamp:

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