Nothing Ever Happens Here
Summerhall Festival - The Dissection Room
From 2009 to 2018, Tune-Yards (Merrill and her partner and collaborator Nate Brenner) released four critically acclaimed albums on 4AD, travelled the world relentlessly to play live shows and composed the psychedelic score to Boots Riley's surrealist cinematic masterpiece Sorry to Bother You. After a period of feeling creatively lost, it was reconnecting with the blissful, bodily enjoyment of music that pulled Merrill Garbus back into the recording studio. From this re-ignited creative spark came the songs that make up Tune-Yards' fifth studio album, sketchy.