Mutant 50’s pop daydreamers Trudy and the Romance share new track ‘Is There A Place I Can Go’
Get “Is There A Place I Can Go” digitally here
Junkyard Jazz EP out November 17th on B3SCI preorder here
Autumn UK tour tickets here
“Typically woozy and ’50s-indebted, it’s another brilliant slice of retro-pop from the trio” – DIY
Trudy and the Romance ~ ‘Is There A Place I Can Go’
“Impossible to pin down, they deliver a drunken, stumbling, shambolic rock ’n roll that somehow keeps its shit together when the going gets tough. Truly, Trudy are something very special indeed” – DIY
“..all lovesick sea shanties and Orange Juice inflected rabble rousers” – i-D Magazine
“Where they go next could see them adopt a totally new style, who knows – but whatever it turns out to be, it certainly sounds like it won’t be dull” – NME
Somewhere among the daydreamers and heartbreakers, beauty queens and jock teens,Trudy and the Romance are looking to lure you into their suitably skewed, cinematic world. On new single ‘Is There A Place I Can Go’, the trio’s dubbed ‘Mutant 50s Pop’ takes a more contemplative turn. The single is part of their Junkyard Jazz EP, which will be released through B3SCI on November the 17th.
From character creation to alter-ego exploration, Trudy’s overtly-romanticised, technicolour realm runs deep. Like David Lynch dicing and splicing Walt Disney film reels, Junkyard Jazz EP is a larger-than-life introduction to their saccharine sound, right through to the Grease-style illustrations by LA-based artist Hello Thunderpuss.
Following radio spins by John Kennedy, BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens & Phil Taggartand 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft and Steve Lamacq (as Featured Artist Of The Week),recording sessions with Bill Ryder Jones and Spring King’s Tarek Musa ensued. After a year of performing packed-out shows and numerous festivals across UK and France, the trio found their way into the pages of style magazines such as i-D, Wonderland andNylon, #7 in the UK Spotify viral charts with last years floor filler ‘He Sings’. They finished the year as part of DIY’s Class of 2017, NME’s ‘100 for 2017’ and 14th most blogged artist of 2016 on the Hype Machine Zeitgeist chart.
Their upcoming Junkyard Jazz EP – recorded in former vicarage, Stockport’s Eve studioswith producer David Pye – takes its title from another genre they use to describe their seemingly hotchpotch influences. “Our stuff’s like a collage and we’re trying to jigsaw it all together,” explains Olly. “The songs on the EP are meant to be loose but compact. It ties together as a bunch of different little stories; Junkyard Jazz, a messy love.”
First single, ‘Is There A Place I Can Go’, “is a love song about family, friends and coming of age in the new world. It’s a juvenile ballad using all the spank & tools we had to make the biggest bang.”
To call Trudy escapism would be too easy. As with any great pop music, location falls into irrelevance. Whilst most bands dream of a world they can leave behind, Trudy is the sound of a band with their eyes-wide and keeping every option open.
Junkyard Jazz EP is being released by B3SCI and will be available on all DSPs and limited edition 45 RPM 12″ vinyl on the 17th of November, preorder below.
‘Is There A Place I Can Go’ is available now: https://Trudy.lnk.to/hiLLD
Trudy head off on a UK headline tour this autumn supporting The Fall in Newcastle and Happyness in London along the way.
1. Seashore Overture
2. Twist it, Shake it. Rock & Roll
3. Junkyard Cat
4. Ruff Ryder
5. Is There A Place I Can Go
Tickets from Trudy’s official site here: http://www.trudymylove.com/live
08, GUILDFORD, Always The Sun Festival
30, MARGATE, By The Sea
04, HUDDERSFIELD, OTSO
21, OXFORD, Ritual Union Festival
21, CARDIFF, SWN Festival
23, NEWCASTLE, Boiler Shop (supporting The Fall)
24, EDINBURGH, Sneaky Pete’s
27, LONDON, The Garage (supporting Happyness)
03, SHEFFIELD, Picture House Social
08, BRIGHTON, The Hope And Ruin
09, READING, The Face Bar
10, LEICESTER, The Cookie
14, MANCHESTER, Gullivers
15, LEEDS, The Lending Room
16, BIRMINGHAM, Sunflower Lounge