MELODY LANE had an interesting interview with Colton Seaver, founder of the glam/sleaze band MERCY. Colton told us about the origin of his band, his main influences and the release of the new Ep "Jet Black Romance".


MELODY LANE: Can you tell us where the name MERCY comes from? Who's the founder of the band?
COLTON SEAVER: Mercy was started initially by myself and the other Guitarist/Vocalist Daniel Atalig. The name MERCY was thought up by me. I wanted a name with that was simple. We were originally called MIDNITE SIN but there already is an Italian Glam band with the same name! But I like Mercy better so its ok!
MELODY LANE: Which (bands) are/have been your main musical inspirations?
COLTON SEAVER: Many. But the top 5 are KISS, Motley Cure, Pretty Boy Floyd, WASP and Tesla
MELODY LANE: The line up of the band is the same from the beginning of the band or have you had changes. The members in tour will be the same that played in the studio?
COLTON SEAVER: The lineup for MERCY is myself, Daniel Atalig, Eddie Bane and Jason Delano. There have been many incarnations of bands Ive started before this, but this is the best group of musicians yet.
MELODY LANE: What has been your biggest achievement to date and what do you want to achieve in the near future?
COLTON SEAVER: Personal achievement: Playing with Pretty Boy Floyd
Band achievement: Finding people who can keep their instrument in tune
MELODY LANE: List 2 songs,  from the MERCY Ep, that can define the sound of the band … 2 songs that can help our readers to know MERCY at the best…
COLTON SEAVER: Jet Black Romance and Never Coming Back For You. The whole EP kicks ass though!
MELODY LANE: Tell us something about the creative process of MERCY music. Is there a main composer or we can talk about a team work? The songs come from ideas of a single member and then the band works on these ideas in the studio jamming together, or your songs are written in the studio and all the members compose together?
COLTON SEAVER: The songs on the E.P. were written, recorded, produced all by me. Every note and every word came straight from my head. But now that there is finally a band to play these songs, were currently working on some of Daniel's songs and him and I are also in the process of writing together.
MELODY LANE: When can we expect to see MERCY on an headlining tour?
COLTON SEAVER: I would love to say Yes but its way too early to answer. My goal is to do a headline tour but were far from that. Our goal is to play a killer debut show
MELODY LANE: Could you tell us two bands you’d like MERCY to tour with in the next future…
COLTON SEAVER: "Leather Duchess" And "Prophets of Addiction".
MELODY LANE: Have you got also a “regular” job and different hobbies other than music, or music his 100% of your life? Is the same for the other members of MERCY?
COLTON SEAVER: My life is 100% music. I love horror movies and collecting music gear. But I do have a 40 hr. a week job as well as the other guys in the band.
MELODY LANE: In the end…A message from you to all MELODY LANE readers.
COLTON SEAVER: Alright! Thank you Daniele for having me and thank you to all reading this interview. We have our E.P. download and streaming for free at . Give us a like on to follow us! Thanks!