We spoke with Dan from TRASH about all things festivals, John Dell from Deco and their new material, all in lieu of Truck Fest this weekend!
Festival advice, why you should see them and why they might possibly have a fight with John Dell, read on to get the low down on TRASH, plus, take a listen to their new track ’81’, you’ll be thanking us.
Hey, you have an EP coming out in August, what can we expect from it?
Hey, we do. It’s jam packed with emotion and riffs. There’s not one song on there that you couldn’t mosh to. It’s a mosh friendly EP. There are quieter moments but it’s generally quite loud and fast. I’d use the same words to describe my sex life actually.
Will we be hearing any sneak previews before then, either live or otherwise?
We’re dropping two studio tracks and a live version of another which was captured at Sofar Sounds in London. So three ‘previews’ in total.
You’re heading to London at the end of the month at Sebright Arms for Polly Presents, playing with Zebrah and Hobby Club, are you excited? Do you have anything special planned?
We’re gonna woo the agents and hopefully get a support tour with an Oasis tribute band off the back of it.
We are currently LOVING your new track ‘Migraines’, what inspired it? Was it an actual migraine? The track is surely too good to come from something so painful…
It’s about a hypochondriac who thinks his Doctor is trying to kill him. I think we’ve all experienced going to the Doctors to be told ‘every thing is fine. Just rest for a few days’ and you walk out thinking well what a fucking waste of time that was.
You’re playing at Truck Festival next week, looking forward to it?
Yeah. The only problem is we’re sharing backstage with Deco and their guitarist John Dell hates us so there might be fighting.
Is there anyone you’re particularly excited to see at Truck Festival?
John Dell from Deco.
If you could collaborate with any artist on the lineup, who would it be and why?
John Dell from Deco because he wears floral Hawaiian shirts.
What can people expect from your Truck set? Any new material appearances?
New songs ‘Bored’ and ‘All I’ve Got To Do Is Forget You’ will make an appearance. We might be tipsy but not sure yet so don’t expect us to be tipsy because you might be disappointed. We will be rocking out, that’s certain.
How does playing festivals compare to your own gigs? Do you have a preference?
We don’t fall out at festivals like we do at gigs because festivals are more uplifting and Brad’s always happy because he’s usually only a few feet away from a food van or a cold tin.
Have you got many other festival appearances planned for us to get excited about?
Neighbourhood in Manchester, 2Q in Lincoln, and we might create our own at the end of the year so we can headline every stage.
What are your top festival survival tips?
And finally, for those lucky enough to be going to Truck fest, in a few words, why should they come see you play? Think of this as new music speed dating, no pressure, 30 seconds, GO.
Because if you don’t go you won’t watch us.
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