Mercy Arms are an alternative rock band from Sydney, Australia. The four-piece formed in 2005 after meeting "through music clubs and gigs." 2006 saw the band tour Australia with The Strokes, record with Dave Sitek from TV on the Radio, & sign with Capitol Records in the US. 2007 saw the band part ways with Capitol after the companies merger with Virgin. The band supported Pixies and played at both the Sydney and Gold Coast legs of the V Festival (Australia). Mercy Arms first release Kept Low EP was released in September 2007 on Levity in Australia.