Performing in rear rooms of cafés and going as far as the biggest festivals, Merzhin is a band recognized on the French scene. They are distinguished by their festive and energetic scenic performances and by their unique musical universe.
Merzhin knows how to exceed the trends by proposing original rock music of a Breton inspiration. The stage is the real playground for the group which shows itself as intense, incandescent and universal.
A smoking train, gleaming rails
and clouds which gallop on the desert areas… And if the Merzhin's Eldorado was the big West?
After ten years of tours, more than 500 shows (France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, India, Birmanie, ...) and no less than 250.000 albums sold during
the previous deliveries, Merzhin pursues its gold rush and its new opus marks a bend in the career
of the group.
The six members of Merzhin elaborated their thirteen new titles in association with
the director Matthieu Ballet (Alexis HK, Thomas Fersen, Christophe Miossec, Alain Bashung).A pact arisen from a beautiful human meeting and from a common passion for an independent French rock, indifferent to any notion of formatting, a rock which gives a good place to the melody of sounds and words, while keeping
its harshness and raw colors.
For the Finistere's group, "Plus loin vers l'Ouest" is more than another point in
an already rich career. An ideal compromise between small business sector and professionalism, a supplement of soul, creativity and passion, in a musical industry in full turnover.
Since "Adrenaline", in 2002, we felt guitars roaring under the hood of Pierrot's band. Four years later, in "Pieds Nus dans la Braise", Merzhin pressed on this hexagonal punk-rock rope, collected with Mano Negra or other icons of the French alternative scene. Feet were anchored well in this inheritance, Merzhin turns towards new horizons.
"Plus loin vers l'Ouest" offers 48 minutes of a stunning rock, denser than never, galvanized by uncluttered melodies which privilege power and emotion.
The punky rock of "Sweet guerilla", "Duel" or "Cobaye" strikes such an uppercut. "Cavaliero", in the hypnotic tones, takes oriental colors.
The novelty in Merzhin's repertory are these folk song-rock ballads, highlighted by
the hoarse and soft voice which makes marvel in "Le Serment" and "Le Pacte du Diable". In "Train de Nuit" or "Plus loin vers l'Ouest", coated by warm and vintage guitars, Merzhin summons the desert cavalcades of Calexico. Behind a robust drum-bass-guitar base, the arrangements privilege henceforth brass instruments and wind instruments, in particular sax and clarinet, to the advantage of a groovier rock,
"Plus loin vers l'Ouest", for Merzhin, is a way of exceeding the musical borders
of a sometimes too hexagonal French rock. "Plus loin vers l'Ouest", is an album
of crossed rock, the rock between the currents. "Plus loin vers l'Ouest" places henceforth Merzhin in the main platoon of the most striking rock bands of the country. As these thousand aficionados which experimented it this last decade know it, Merzhin is above all a scenic, explosive experience ! From March 2010, thus place in the convoy Merzhin, which leaves on national tour. Farther westward, first class please.