TROLLEY – Caught in the Darkness (interview)

Genre: Power Pop / Mod / Merseybeat / Garage Rock / Psychedelic / Surf / Blue-Eyed Soul.
If you can mix those styles into something crispy … Trolley can. Caught in the Darkness proves it.

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What was the biggest fun during the making of the last album?

Hearing the final mix of a song as it was being finished.

If we want to know you, which song do we have to listen to? And why?

I would probably say “Step Into The Clear” because it has all of the quintessential Trolley trademarks. Great melody, chiming guitars, lots of harmony vocals and fun little ear candy keyboard flourishes.

What’s the story behind the bandname?  

mmmm…not real sure really. I think it maybe has a faintly 60’s ring to it? I dunno

The music industry has changed a lot (or so they say). What did it bring you? And what not? 

I would say we are as far removed from any sort of industry as we possibly could. We are pretty much DIY every step of the way, from recording and mixing our music, releasing it ourselves, to promoting and marketing the band and our music. Some of this is by choice and some of this out of our hands.

Who is the best musician in the world nobody has heard of yet?

I’ve never really got caught up in how good of a musician someone is…it’s usually songwriting and a voice that matches it goes further for me. Having said that, I think one of the groups we are all digging now and were lucky enough to open for a couples is Pugwash.

She tells you she will decide on a 5-song-mix tape if there is going to be a second date. Which 5 would you put on?

ha…how about the first 5 songs on The Zombies Odyssey & Oracle or The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds or…each band member would probably have very different mixes.

What’s up for the next couple of months?

Hopefully doing some recording and we have a big outdoor festival coming up in August

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