The band’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 the television show 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 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 is now preparing to release its 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)