Fast rising post-hardcore foursome, MERRICK’S TUSK, pull from a potent range of sources stemming from Thursday, Rival Schools, and At The Drive In, to Coheed And Cambria and the Deftones. The ascending Nottingham combo release their much-anticipated 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.
MERRICK’s TUSK have been ever-present on the UK scene in one way or another for the past decade. 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.
Assured by the new line-up, the revitalised 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 enticed 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 & Solutions.
In 2018, 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.