Hotly-tipped outfit take up the 'Lotus' position...

Merz are to release a new single, ‘Lotus’ on April 17 through Epic, and have also announced a comprehensive UK tour to accompany the release. The tour also includes a six date mini-tour in support of The The.

‘Lotus’ will feature remixes by Underwolves, Mouse On Mars and Troubleman across the formats. The single is the third release from the band’s eponymous LP, which was released in October last year.

The single is preceded by a UK headline tour in March which calls at Norwich UEA (21 March), Brighton Pressure Point (22), Leeds University Milk Bar (24), Maidstone Union Bar (25), Guildford University Of Surrey (26) and London Drill Hall (29).

Following these dates, the band then support The The at the Glasgow Garage (31), Manchester University MDH (1 April), Birmingham Irish Centre (2), Portsmouth Pyramid Rooms (4), Bristol University Anson Rooms (5) and London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (6). Merz then finish of their live commitments with a headline performance at the Liverpool Lomax on April 8.

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