Fans of “slacker-glitter-teenage pop” rejoice! Derby’s self-proclaimed “Kings of the riff”, TRASH are here to make indie-pop Dream again. Listing, and i quote, “reverb” and “riffology” amongst their many hobbies and interests, Chesterfield quartet TRASH’s ecclectic brand of saccharine-sweet dream-pop only attests that, truth be told, they really couldn’t be further from their TRASH-y namesake. Partnered with independent Leeds label, Clue Records, and already a local favourite in their hometown, recent opening slots with Clean Cut Kid, Get Inuit, and Splashh have earned the band nationwide recognition from the likes of DIY, This Feeling, and The Line Of Best Fit, and warranted a number of sellout shows in Sheffield, and beyond.
(Image courtesy of The Derbyshire Times)
Tied to the announcement of their eponymous third EP, the follow up to 2015’s ‘Urban Glow’, the band, that’s Daniel Longmore (Vocals/Guitar), Tom Barton (Bass), Evan Martin (Guitar) and Bradley Weston (Drums) today released their latest single, ‘Migraines’, six months after its first release as a 7″ single on Flying Vinyl. It’s a short, sharp spoonful of bright eyed indie-pop, set to exuberant sunshine melodies and fuzzy, surf-pop guitars, if The Maccabees had been born into Brian Wilson’s California, you could bet it’d probably sound a little like this! It’s certainly enough to shake any woozy festival-goer from their White Lightning induced stupor.
(Image courtesy of Eleanor Freeman for FEISTY Magazine)
TRASH are set to headline Camden’s, The Lock Tavern on October 5th (Entry’s free!) and The Venue, in Derby on October 26th, but you can also catch them at various festivals across the summer, including Truck, Y Not, and Tramlines, also featuring on the recently announced lineup for Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival this Autumn. The band’s self-titled EP is set for an August release, and is available to preorder on 10″ vinyl from the band’s Music Glue store here. Listen to ‘Migraines’ in the Spotify player below.
Words by Joe Bulger
Featured image courtesy of DIY Magazine, photographer unknown