“South-coast four-piece Hercules Morse worship at the twin altars of the riff and the groove, and such devotion has paid off handsomely.” - Rock Sound Magazine
Hercules Morse combine the groove-based riffs of stoner / desert rock, the energy and audacity of classic British rock and the melodic focus of contemporary alternative rock to create something altogether distinct. Mighty riffs are carved over driving bass grooves with lavish guitar licks and catchy vocal lines, creating ferocious sonic beasts immersed in melody. Critics frequently laud them as a British hybrid of The Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age.
Since forming in late 2014, the Southampton-based quartet have released two EPs, receiving a host of outstanding reviews; notably KKKK (4 out of 5) in Kerrang Magazine and 8/10 in Rock Sound Magazine. They have also received airplay from Kerrang Radio and BBC 6 music and recorded a live session for BBC Introducing.
Their fervently engaging live shows have earned them support slots with great bands such as Turbowolf, Band of Skulls, Black Peaks, Tiger Cub and Dinosaur Pile Up, as well as performances on the main stages of festivals including Common People (with Duran Duran), Standon Calling (with Suede) and Weyfest (with The Darkness).
In 2017, the band successfully crowdfunded the recording of a full-length album, which is due for release in Spring 2018 and looks set to further their march towards becoming a household name in the world of rock 'n' roll.
“It's like these guys wake up in the morning and just cough up another massive riff” Alex Baker, Kerrang Radio