Merlin Tonto

Formed in 2013, Merlin Tonto (Owen Thomas (electronics), Miles Boyd (bass) and Steffan Eliades (drums) combine a patient, ever building, subliminal connection in the rhythm section with Owen's virtuoso manipulation of electronics and visual interpretations of the band's otherworldly sounds. It was clear from early performances that this was the genesis of a special band and their brilliance as a live act has seen them support bands as varied as Errors, Disappears, Esben & The Witch and Follakzoid. 

'My first experience of them was live and I’d suggest that anyone interested check out a live show. They are a band who deserve a much wider exposure.' Colin Newman (Wire)

‘Consistently the best live band in Brighton’ Brighton Noise 

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