Merchandise announce first ever UK date

Florida goth-rockers set to play NME gig at Brighton's The Great Escape Festival

Merchandise announce first ever UK date

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Merchandise are set to play their first ever UK gig on an NME stage at this years' Great Escape Festival in Brighton.

The Florida rockers will play at the festival, which takes in Brighton between May 16-18 and sees over 250 bands descend on over 30 venues across the city. Speaking in this week's NME, which is on newsstands from today (February 13) or available digitally, singer Carson Cox says the only reason Merchandise have been so shy about coming to the UK now is because of the cost. "It's like, really expensive to come over," he says. "But we're, like, total Anglophiles. I get all my news from the BBC – seriously! If you grew up in any kind of countercultural way in the US you always get your news from outside the US because it's so skewed here."

Merchandise are set to release a new album 'Totale Night' in March. It is the follow-up to their 2012 release 'Children Of Desire', which featured in NME's Best Albums of 2012. You can hear 'Anxiety's Door', the first song from the EP by scrolling down the page.

Speaking about their new EP, Merchandise's Carson Cox told NME the release, "Has nothing to do with love. It has more to do with self-realisation, your personal understanding of the world. My life isn't all about the pursuit of a female. A lot of it is spent in disgust. The way my generation just eat the thing served up to them, a sort of 'this is how you live an alternative life'. Nobody finds their own culture anymore. We're given endless fucking freedom but no-one is adventurous with it."

The 'Totale Nite' tracklisting is as follows:

'Who Are You?'
'Anxiety's Door'
'I'll Be Gone'
'Totale Nite'
'Winter's Dream'


Listen to Merchandise's 'Anxiety's Door' below:



Super early bird tickets for the The Great Escape have now sold out but Early Bird tickets priced £45 can be purchased via the festival's official website.

The Great Escape 2013 line-up so far is:

The 1975
Allah-Las
AlunaGeorge
Awaken I Am
Bastille
Bear's Den
The Black Heart Rebellion
Blackeye
Blaudzun
Brdoka
Caitlin Park
Charlie Straight
Childhood
Christine and The Queens
Chvrches
Cloud Boat
Cousins
Cub Scouts
Dan Croll
Darkstar
David Rodigan
Del Barber
Dingus Khan
Dinosaur Pile-Up
Drenge
Dune
Eagulls
Echo and The Empress
Eddi Front
Ed Harcourt
Eliza and The Bear
Fist City
Foam Lake
Gallops
How To Dress Well
Humans
Hungry Kids of Hungary
Indians
Jacco Gardner
King Krule
Lab Coast
Lawrence Arabia
Lewis Watson
Luke Sital-Singh
Mac Demarco
Made In Japan
Marmozets
Mo
The Naturals
The Neighbourhood
Neighbourhood Youth
Nick Nulvey
Night Engine
Phosphorescent
Portasound
Rainy Milo
Royal Canoe
Ryan Keen
San Zhi
Skaters
Skip & Die
Sleepmakewaves
Snakadaktal
Soak
Spectres
Stonefield
Superfood
Sweet Baboo
Swim Deep
Teleman
To Kill A King
Tom Odell
Tomorrow's World
Towns
Tres B
The Trouble with Templeton
The Upskirts
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Velcro Hooks
Velociraptor
Wall
Wolf Alice
Young Rival


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