Between the Earth and the Trees – Pre-Order!

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Our debut-album ‘Between the Earth and the Trees’s is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon Music!

Pre-Order your copy here!

We’re giving instant access to the track ‘Turn Out The Lights’ with every pre-order placed from today. The full album will be released on 3rd May via Undead Collective Records.

The album was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered last year with Jason Wilson (Dinosaur Pile-Up, Reuben, Fightstar) at Stakeout Studios in London. Jason really put us through our paces with the recording of this album and we’re super proud of the end result. Everything from the initial pre-production sessions to the couple of weeks we spent in the studio getting everything just right has culminated in an end product which matches exactly what we wanted to achieve from the outset.

This is an important album to us personally as it deals with issues we’ve all dealt with, both individually and as a band, around anxiety and depression. The majority of the lyrics come from John’s viewpoint but common issues we’ve come across such as Brexit (dealt with in the track ‘Blueprint’) and the feeling of wanting to walk away from the band (dealt with in ‘The Ache’) are a focal point.

We hope you enjoy the album as much as we have done writing, recording and playing it live.

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Turn Out The Lights

We’ve just released the next live session video from our trip to Mount Street Studios. The guys at Mount Street were awesome, pretty much giving us full reign over the live rooms at the studio and helped with everything from lighting to positioning to overall sound quality to make sure the videos came out as best they could.

Lyrically this track deals with the fight, flight or freeze reaction to danger and the anxiety that those situations can bring. “I’m like the breeze between the earth and the trees” – the feeling of being less rooted and connected than other friends in social situations, breezing through the evenings being introverted.

Mental health is an important issue for us as a band as has a consistent theme throughout the new album. It can be a hard thing to talk about but it’s something that people should feel comfortable discussing.

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We’re now part of Undead Collective!

We’ve got some exciting news! We’ve just signed to the awesome Undead Collective Records, joining an ace roster of bands including Brightlight City, Loose Tooth, Seasonal & Best of Enemies and we’re hella excited.

Next year we’ll have a lot of new stuff to share including our first album ‘Between the earth and the trees’ – hopefully some of you guys have already caught us at a gig getting these new tunes out. We will, of course, be touring the release across the UK (and hopefully Europe) so once we’ve got all our dates sorted we’ll get the word out.

Oh yeah, we’ve also got some new merch over on Bandcamp.

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New Gigs Announced!

We’ve been a little quiet this year so far as we concentrate on getting our full studio album ready for release but we’re itching to get back on stage so have announced a couple of gigs in Nottingham – details over on our Gigs Page.

We’ll also be looking to add a few dates across the UK later on in the year so keep your eyes peeled!

Merrick’s Tusk Merch

We’ve got a host of t-shirt designs available over on our Bandcamp page along with copies of our ‘Regroup & Reform’ EP.

We’ll be adding plenty more merch over the coming months in line with the release of ‘Between The Earth And The Trees’ in 2019.

Lungs T-Shirt

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https://merrickstusk.bandcamp.com/merch/lungs-t-shirt


MT1-Robot T-shirt Blue

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https://merrickstusk.bandcamp.com/merch/mt1-robot-t-shirt-blue


MT1-Robot T-shirt Green

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https://merrickstusk.bandcamp.com/merch/mt1-robot-t-shirt-green