Searching out and discovering great new music is a joy and sometimes a mystery. I rarely remember when I first heard a song or a band, but I know when I get a good feeling about it. I got that feeling almost a year ago when I stumbled across TRASH.
TRASH are four boys from Chesterfield and they play mega noisy pop songs. Late last year they released their Pretty Swish EP onto Soundcloud, where I came across it. Pretty Swish comprises three songs that immediately show TRASH’s potential – swirling reverb through luscious guitars leaves you entranced in a daze of chilled indie. “So lucky and happy right now” was my enhanced feeling as the boys released next single ‘Hot Coffee’, an understated but masterful track.
Now, seven months later TRASH have signed to Clue Records -the Leeds-based label also responsible for taking care of Allusondrugs, NARCS and Forever Cult. I mean, not many labels can boast that 100% of their roster is that fucking awesome, it’s insane. TRASH are celebrating this success with an upcoming EP entitled Urban Glow and a brand new single ‘4 Miles’.
They haven’t released a bad song yet and they ain’t starting now. ‘4 Miles’ is more surf-pop than their previous tracks, with light and glimmering guitar lines reminiscent of Jaws in places. Strong drumming overlapped by Dan’s deep slacker vocal draws you in to a resoundingly wonderful track. And TRASH do indeed keep to their word – “whatever you do, do it in style” – as ‘4 Miles’ is a fine, fresh and fierce track to propel them into musical greatness.
The boys recently played Tramlines in Sheffield and will be performing at Y Not Festival this weekend.
‘Urban Glow’ is released 25th September via Clue Records – pre-order here now