Trash Kit are probably one of my favourite bands that have emerged over the past few months. They first caught my attention at one of the east London fleapit venues. And ever since I’ve been looking forward to their debut LP which is released now on Upset The Rhythm. Indeed they’re holding a release shindig at The Trinity in Dalston this coming Saturday (24th April).
I found the LP the other day on Emusic to download. Nothing like sneaking a preview before getting my mitts on a physical copy of the LP. Live you get a trio of face painted ladies and a bucketful of energy. And some killer tunes. And luckily all but the face painting has transferred across to their debut record. The band are obviously influenced by a whole bunch of post punk trailblazers – think The Slits and some of the more awkward rhythmed mid 80s counterparts – maybe even a dash of Adam Ant or Bow Wow Wow with the hypnotic drums. This tribal near funk punk is anything but dated. Songs come and go often in short rapid bursts of noise with little obvious pop structure – but it is the incessant rhythms that pull you in from the off and then some writhing guitars take hold and before you know you are hooked.
The LP sounds fresh and exciting and it’s easily going to feature in many year end top lists. Well, it will in mine, for sure. And I am sure others will pick up on Trash Kit and their dizzying sound. I like.