Updated: Jul 7, 2020
Jump up and down to the real indie noise ; Southern based (UK) four piece, ‘The Trusted’, serve up a healthy portion of the guitar driven independent rock, with new single, “No Real Control”, that’s bad for your ears and very good for your soul.
Lead guitarist, Dale Holt-Mead, drives the six string in a series of surging contrasts ; running the grunge rock gauntlet, from tightly finessed stops and starts, to well judged, flatout sprints of carefree, awesome distortion ; the shift and shape of the song held together by drummer, Dave Batchelor and bass player, Fin Cunningham, the latter doing the majority of the heavy lifting in the verses with a quietly confident Pixie-esque dragline ; Dave Batchelor, typifying the sound and attitude of band, by comprehensively working the whole kit, to bring out both emotional and sonic dynamics of the track, through creative use of rhythmic variety & percussive idea.
Lead singer, Tom Cunningham’s Indie-pop vocals resonate with a rasping, soulful edge that draws the ear ; his laid back pace, compelling the listener to take a step closer and care just a little bit more.
“No Real Control” is pub gigs, beer stained floors and plastic cup ashtrays. It’s a singalong, bounce about, hug your mates, ‘it’ll be alright’ track. It’s late teens / early twenties and a world of infinite possibilities. It’s everything that might be and nothing that can’t. It’s whatever gets you through the night. ..it’s alright.
Featured on Best of Brash Independent 2018