Merrick’s Tusk & Jonah Matranga

We’ve been sorting through a load of old video footage this week and came across all of the videos of our tour with Jonah Matranga in October/November last year. We had the pleasure of joining Jonah on stage to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Far’s Water and Solutions – a massively inspirational album for us. As well as supporting Jonah for around 6 dates we also got to fanboy as we played the part of Far for the full album run-through!

The tour was an absolute blast and we played some awesome shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Liverpool and Leeds. Luckily we managed to record the entire last show at The Key Club in Leeds and we’re in the process of uploading it all to our YouTube channel as we speak. And a massive thanks to Neil Thomas who captured a couple of tracks at the Bloc+ show in Glasgow too!

Check out the playlist (so far) here: Jonah Matranga & Merrick’s Tusk – 20 Years of Water and Solutions

Keep your eyes peeled as we upload more.

John, Sam, Ad and Tim
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New Music Videos

Our latest music videos are now up on YouTube! The video to the first single from the album ‘Blueprint’ is available to watch above and we’d love to know what you think.

We had the pleasure of recording this video with our good friend Eric at Bigger Boat Films over at Eakring Studios in Nottingham. We wanted to create a video that captured the bleak nature of the track and the message around the hateful attitudes in the English media around the EU referendum. It’s a subject that hit us hard at the time and is still having a huge effect on the whole of the UK – not least for people trying to make music and the restrictions that Brexit has brought us face to face with.

We’ve got another video in the works as we speak for another track off the album so keep your eyes peeled. We’re also working on something else special which we’ll let you know more about soon!

Love,

John, Sam, Ad & Tim
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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.

MT
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Between The Earth And The Trees

We’ve been holding out on this news for a little while, but we’re delighted to now say that our debut-album ‘Between The Earth And The Trees’ is due out for release on Friday 3rd May via Undead Collective Records.

We recorded the album last year at Stakeout Studios, London with the incredibly talented Jason Wilson (Dinosaur Pile-Up, Fightstar, Reuben) and we can’t wait to share the results with you all. Jason put us through our paces and really pushed us to create something we can all come away from feeling incredibly proud.

Also, we want to say a massive thanks to everyone who has helped and supported us along the way. We love you. For now, you can see the live session of ‘Hold The Waves’ we recorded at Mount Street Studios last year…

MT

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Merrick’s Tusk On Tour

Back in 2016 we hit the road around Europe, joined by Alex Withers who documented our travels around Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

As well as meeting some awesome new people we had the chance to experience the incredible hospitality of our European hosts and play with some ace bands.

Part one of our tour diary is available above – if it’s not too harrowing, you can check out parts 2 & 3 over on our YouTube channel.