EP Review – The self-titled EP from TRASH


The new EP from TRASH is finally here! Their hazy indie pop music is ready in a very cold and wet August. We also may have something special in store so keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter.

Their love of reverb, anthemic choruses, riffology and psychedelic lo-fi intros flourishes, Daniel Longmore, Tom Barton, Evan Martin and Bradley Weston provide some extra textural and harmonic colour. First track ‘Migraines’ is buoyant and full of sugary pop energy, crack open a cold one on these cold and wet afternoons and you’ll feel a bit more upbeat after listening to this.

‘Make Up Your Mind’ kicks off with a very ambient beat with elegant guitar riffs and reverb it’s a very chilled out song about literally making up your mind on what you want to do with your life. The lads from Chesterfield have a strong bassline beat where the rest sits perfectly on top.

Halfway point track, ’81’ has climbing riffs and vibes that make you feel like you’re in a coming of age film. Lyrics like ‘I still don’t know what I want or what I am’ that hit the nail on the head for any awkward teenager trying to figure themselves out help place these boys in the Modern indie scene. Their sound is entirely their own which sets them apart from almost anyone else at the moment and it’s always refreshing to hear their chiming charming tones come through onto various playlists and radio shows.

In an interview with Exposed Magazine Dan said about each track: “‘Migraines’ is about hypochondriasis, ‘81’ is about fulfilment and not taking life for granted, ‘I’m No Good’ is about an odd girl I used to see, and ‘Favourite Song’ is about not getting caught up in the past and trying to lead a progressive lifestyle.”

There’s a few shows below where you can see them next!


05 London, The Lock Tavern
07 Manchester, Neighbourhood Festival
19 Newcastle, Jumpin’ Jacks
20 Stockton, Ku Bar
21 Sheffield, The Leadmill
26 Derby, The Venue
28 Lincoln, 2Q Festival

Tickets are on sale now.

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ICM, full-time journalist, occasional photographer, Chelsea FC.

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