TRASH KIT have a wild feel for melody, writing songs that pull at the reins with a spontaneous charm. Having formed the band in 2009, Rachel Aggs, Rachel Horwood and Ros Murray have since become the glowing core of London’s DIY underground. Their music is primal yet thoughtful, affirming yet sincere, drawing on the potential of post-punk and the naturalism of an internal folk music.
Although Trash Kit have their forebears in bands like X-Ray Spex, The Ex and The Raincoats, their sound is very much their own take on facing forwards. Galloping polyrhythms, overlapping sung-spoke lyrics and entwining guitars are all drawn together into a taut unity, sounding willfully alive. Both Rachels tangle their vocals with each other whilst expressive drumbeats and restless guitar flurries provide the rhythmic drive.
Aggs’ guitar playing is as much informed by African fingerstyle patterns as the percussive attitude of various no wave shredders. Horwood approaches her drumkit with an untamable freedom, pushing it into the realm of a vivid lead instrument. Trash Kit’s music is full of pauses, woven silence and punctuation too, and this is where Ros and her resonant, soulful bass work finds a perfect home.
You could say Slow Worries are an indierockband. The songs reflect their shared love for early 90s indie and pop, combining dreamy melodies with solid dissonance. While taking cues from the likes of Helium, The Spinanes & Slant 6, their 2 guitars/drums lineup betrays a post-hardcore influence as well. Slow Worries members have cut their teeth in bands like New YX, Pony Pack, Dusty Blinds & Houses.
The Homesick is een wowfi postpop formatie uit Dokkum-Noord. Intense verveling, puberteit en de impact van het wereld wijde web in het noorden van Friesland vormen de drijfveer voor dit drietal. Samen maken ze puntige, dwarse en veelal aanstekelijke popliedjes gemengd met de ruis van een stoffige tape recorder. Met de Twst Yr Wrsts EP debuteerde The Homesick in 2014 op Subroutine Records.