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Merchandise - 'Telephone' Video Premieres, John Byrne Collaboration
Merchandise : 'Telephone' Video Premieres, John Byrne Collaboration
10th October 2014

Merchandise have today premiered the new video for 'Telephone', a collaboration between the band and hugely influential Scottish artist John Byrne.

Taken from recent album, After The End, ‘Telephone’ was filmed on location in Edinburgh earlier this year and is the band’s modern take on John's infamous play The Slab Boys.  Carson, Dave and Pat are cast in the roles previously made famous by Robert Carlisle, Robbie Coltrane and Alan Cumming, while the 1983 Broadway outing starred Kevin Bacon, Val Kilmer and Sean Penn. The video even includes a cameo from John himself.

Speaking of the video, Carson Cox said, "This video was lots of work. For sure our most theatrical but also our most animated. Under the amazing art direction of John Byrne and a load of scots we were able to not only confuse time but create a new type of surrealism. We smoked a ton of cigarettes and stuffed ourselves with food till the ideas came flowing out…”, while John Byrne said, “Delightful bunch of guys, really, really talented - going to be BIG, no two ways about that!  They were great to work with and God bless them – very, very smart AND funny.”

Merchandise are currently on tour in North America, playing the Empty Bottle in Chicago tonight and Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday, 14th October. They arrive in Europe in early November for a month long tour. All upcoming dates are listed below, or on the band's site here.

10th - Empty Bottle, Chicago IL, US ª [Tickets]
11th - The Luminary, St Louis MO, US " [Tickets]
12th - Ace of Cups, Columbus OH, US " [Tickets]
13th  - Iron Works, Buffalo, NY, US " [Tickets]
14th - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY, US #[Tickets]
15th - Wrongbar, Toronto, Canada " [Tickets]
16th - House of Targ, Ottawa, Canada " [Tickets]
17th - La Vitrola, Montreal, Canada "
18th - Great Scott, Boston MA, US - FREE SHOW "
21st - First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA, US § [Tickets]
22nd - Black Cat Backstage, Washington DC, US § [Tickets]
23rd - Strange Matter, Richmond VA, US § [Tickets]
24th - Kings, Raleigh NC, US § [Tickets]
25th - Mammal Gallery, Atlanta GA, US § [Tickets]

4th - Täubchenthal, Leipzig, Germany [Tickets]
5th - Arena Vienna, Vienna, Austria [Tickets]
6th - Posthof, Linz, Austria [Tickets]
7th - Mocvara, Zagreb, Croatia [Tickets]
8th - AKC Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia [Tickets]
9th - Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland [Tickets]
10th - La Graviere, Geneva, Switzerland [Tickets]
12th - Biko Club, Milan, Italy [Tickets]
13th - TBA, Rome, Italy
14th - Covo Club, Bologna, Italy [Tickets]
15th - Sonic, Lyon, France [Tickets]
16th - Espace B, Paris, France [Tickets]
17th - Trix, Antwerp, Belgium [Tickets]
18th - The Laundry, London, UK * [Tickets]
20th - Start The Bus, Bristol, UK * [Tickets]
21st - The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK * [Tickets]
22nd - Sound Control, Manchester, UK * [Tickets]
23rd - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK * [Tickets]
24th - Stereo, Glasgow, UK * [Tickets]
25th - Cluny 2, Newcastle, UK * [Tickets]
26th - Kazimier, Liverpool, UK * [Tickets]
27th - Coalition, Brighton, UK * [Tickets]
28th - Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [Tickets]
29th - Nachtleben, Frankfurt, Germany [Tickets]
30th - Feierwerk (The Orange House), Munich, Germany [Tickets]

1st - Zwölfzehn, Stuttgart, Germany [Tickets]
2nd - Underground, Cologne, Germany [Tickets]
3rd - Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany [Tickets]
4th - Urban Spree, Berlin, Germany [Tickets]

" - w/ Lower
ª - w/ Lower, Final Grin
# - w/ Lower, Ninos Du Brasil
§ - w/ Ninos Du Brasil
* - w/ Shopping