Mere Mortals preview new songs at Club NME LA

Hotly tipped newcomers showcase psychedelic rock

Mere Mortals previewed several new songs at Club NME Los Angeles with Fred Perry Subculture last night (April 18).

The hotly tipped LA-based quartet breezed through several tracks from their latest EP, ‘Rebel Radio’, as well as new material they unveiled for Club NME-goers.

The band alternated between psychedelic rock and upbeat Britpop with a hint of blues thrown in on some tracks.

“This one’s called ‘Jesus Trip’,” frontman Axel Steuerwald said, and an audience member shouted back, ‘We love Jesus!’ Steuerwald responded, “That warms my heart! I love the baby Jesus and I love bunnies.”

“It went great,” Steuerwald told NME.COM after the show. “We’re really proud to play Club NME. I find that playing in LA is a lot like playing in London,” said the German-born, London-bred singer. “But I prefer LA,” he added.

The set list was:

‘Reverberation’

‘The Hard Light’

‘Lost Art’

‘Energy Star’

‘Come Down Come Together’

‘Gravity Days’

‘Rebel Radio’

‘Dr South’

‘Jesus Trip’

Club NME with Fred Perry Subculture takes place at Spaceland in the Silver Lake neighbourhood of Los Angeles every Wednesday night. Next Wednesday (April 26), Pennsylvania indie rockers Illinois are set to headline.

For more information about Club NME LA with Fred Perry Subculture, visit Myspace.com/clubnmela.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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