Merrick’s Tusk are gearing up to release their new EP, and they’re previewing it with the track ‘25’ – check it out below, first on Upset.
The Nottingham and Derby quartet’s second release, the six-track release is titled ‘regroup and reform’ and is due on 1st April. It’s the follow up to ’Sonder’, released in 2014 via Bad News Records.
The EP is based on the life experiences of frontman John Jeacock, and features cameos from BAFTA-winning composer Nicholas Hooper and former label-mates Bear Makes Ninja, Blind Wives and Some Skeletons.
“We want to get out and play as many shows and festivals in Europe as possible this year,” says John, “meeting lots of lovely people. Then we plan to push our sound as far as we can, continuing our work on a debut album for 2017.”
The band will head out on a UK tour this spring, kicking off in Stourbridge on the day of the EP’s release. Full dates after the jump.
1 Stourbridge, Temple of Boom Studios
2 Stoke on trent, The Rigger
7 Plymouth, The Underground
8 Nottingham, The Chameleon
9 Salford, The Crescent Pub
10 London, The Islington
14 Ilford, The Cauliflower
15 Edinburgh, Venue TBC
16 Dunfermline, Monty’s
17 Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy