Some of you will already be familiar with Mercedes, either through the support that John Peel gave the band, or perhaps having been lucky enough to catch them supporting Coldplay recently. If that's the case then you will almost certainly have grabbed them and pulled them close to your hearts already.
Daydream is a beautiful slice of lilting pop. Not the most obvious choice for a single as it is nowhere near as immediate as the B-sides Sinc and Can't Stop. Nevertheless, this is sterling stuff somewhere between The Cranberries and The Sundays emoting with Radiohead over a quite glass of wine. Over repeated listens, Daydream sneaks its way into you head and gently caresses your brain until it releases a huge rush of serotonin. Eventually you just need to hear it over and over again.
A large part of this is down to the elegant vocals of Sharon Pinchen, a star in the making whose vocals soar so beautifully and yet effortlessly effortless. It's obviously not the work of hundreds of hours in the studio getting things just right, as the inclusion of the live track Can't Stop proves. This is powerful stuff of that there is no doubt, and only the hardiest of souls would argue otherwise. Mercedes are capable of creating some of the most graceful songs you've ever heard, and in that respect, they're not so much a Mercedes, more of a Rolls Royce.