STUNNING DEBUT ALBUM ANNOUNCED & NEW TRACK REVEALED!
Highly-rated post-hardcore quartet, MERRICK’S TUSK, draw from an impressive
encyclopaedic knowledge of the back catalogues of Rival Schools, Thursday,
and At The Drive In, as well as the modern guile of Coheed And Cambria and
the Deftones. The emerging Nottingham crew will release their eagerly
awaited debut album, Between The Earth And The Trees, on Friday 3rd May via
Undead Collective Records. Before then, the band have revealed a video for
the single, Blueprint – https://youtu.be/-iskulNBNy4 .
MERRICK’s TUSK have been ever-present on the UK scene in one way or another
for the past ten years. John (guitar, vocals) and Adam (bass, vocals) toured
in several bands before enlisting Tim on drums and laying down their debut
EP, Sonder, in June 2014. That trio remained constant until the arrival of
Sam (guitar), who entered the fray after the release of their sophomore EP,
Regroup & Reform, in 2016.
Confident with the new line-up, the invigorated four-piece headed out to
tour Europe, pushing their old Royal Mail van to the limit with a route
across Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. As
well as captivating crowds in the mainland, the band have wooed audiences on
their home turf, sharing stages with everyone from Fangclub, Vasudeva,
Tellison and Beach Slang, as well as playing alongside Jonah Matranga at the
end of 2018 to tour the 20 year anniversary of Far’s seminal album, Water &
Last year, MERRICK’S TUSK commenced work on their new record with visionary
producer Jason Wilson (Dinosaur Pile Up, Reuben, Fightstar) at Stakeout
Studios, London. After a series of intense sessions, the band came away with
their full-length debut album, Between The Earth And The Trees. From back to
front, the release shines with acute oft-kilter phrasing, engrossing guitar
parts and hammering rhythm work, all cleverly woven together with killer
hooks. The post-hardcore outfit will tour and push the release throughout
the UK and beyond.
And yes, they are named after the Elephant Man.