In perfect Monday fashion, the day was a whirlwind of highs and lows. Trophy Wife finally released their debut album, and then quickly laid their band to rest.
Parts of my life I can conjure up exactly what I was listening to then – I live my life by short-periods of musical obsessions and Trophy Wife’s sound easily depicts my immediate post-grade life. The Oxford-based trio created a dark, electronic pop sound. Each chord, effect, you name it sounded clean and exact. They garnered a lot of attention with their single, “Microlite,”and eventually started touring the UK with Esben and the Witch.
Slowly but surely new music emerged and our ears were left with the Bruxism EP, enough to satisfy our wants for more. Rumors swirled around last year about a full length finally being completed but nothing ever came of it. Now here we are, late spring of 2013 and the band has released their debut album – 3 years after appearing onto the music scene. It’s sad to see a group you made sure to keep on your rader slip away, but releasing the self-titled album for pay what you want was a fabulous career-ending move.
Listen and download the 11-track release below and if you’re based in the UK make sure you head out to one of their final live shows.
I have a special spot in my heart for English folk.
Richard Waltersis a British singer-songwriter who creates sweeping, emotional music that’s lovely on cold and grey winter days. He recently released Young Trees EP, back in December and it’s a richly produced 5-track album. I highly recommend the track ”Dandelion,” it reminds me of Damien Rice and the like (but it’s really all so collectively good).
What I really like about this band is their distinct base line in each song. It’s powerful, and sets the tone and sound for this trio. This is some of my favorite music blended extremely well together..a little electronica here, a little bit indie there, peppered with sharp, snappy beats.
“Microlite” hit our ears back in November and I’ve been loving on them ever since. I’m also including the acoustic version because the strings just flush it out so well, it sounds pretty different (a good different). Check out the song,”Take Me There” to really hear them drop the beat then pick you up and string you along.
Currently they’re playing shows in Europe, not venturing much elsewhere. The band is pretty good about keeping their Myspace and Facebook up-to-date if you’re so inclined. The best was earlier when I was looking at tags I found something quite fitting…
BONUS: Lately I’ve been thinking about this one particular song and how much it sounded like a glitchy version of Cocorosie. I started to do some digging and I discover why the hell I’m so entranced by this new act. It’s because it’s GOBBLE GOBBLE’s new project and it’s good.
Everything blends into each other, there’s so much to do, so many people to see. I never get to accomplish everything I want to. One thing that jogged my memory was listening to a Foals track this morning. Duh, lets post some music.
Meet Foals. Like usual, I’m digging the English music. Mostly an indie-rock band that I’ve come to notice that puts their own ultra-technical style on things. They’ve been pumping out albums since 2007 and are even signed onto Sub-Pop. Their most recent was released last year, Total Life Forever.
These guys are emotional. You can feel it through the guitars, the drums, all the way down to the lyrics. So take a listen to some excellent dance/math-rock, you won’t be disappointed. Plus, I heard these guys are amazing live..see ya’s at Coachellaaaaa.