Lilly Mercer - Eastern Electrics

Lilly Mercer


Hailing from North London, Lily spends most of her time running Viper Magazine, which was born out of an ever present love of hip hop, a passion for words and a devotion to print publications. With no absorbing magazines left to buy she decided it was time to start her own and Viper was born in 2013. Now five issues deep previous cover stars have included Darq E Freaker, Kali Uchis, ScHoolboy Q, DeJ Loaf and most recently Earl Sweatshirt and Vince Staples.

Prior to Viper, Beats 1 and Rinse FM, Lily worked for a number of cult London brands including WAH Nails and SB.TV. For the latter, she interviewed some of her favourite artists including Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar. As a music journalist, she’s been published by Dazed & Confused, Wonderland, i-D, Noisey and two cover stories for Clash Magazine with Nas and Mac Miller.