I’ve been asked to “whack this up” below “on my respective site”………which is something I am quite happy to do for bands from SALFORD, who live in the glorious people’s republic of ECCLES, but whose PR, below herein, oddly seems to think they are from Manchester…..I suppose having an M postcode is utterly confusing for some of us (including me)………(another bloody geography lesson from Bob I hear you muttering to yourself)…….bring back the orange buses I say, you knew you were in Salford when we had the orange buses…anyway at risk of digressing and parodying myself……
….if you have not heard this band then you are missing out on the NWOPRM (new wave of progressive rock music) or “Prog Nouveau”, as the band like to describe themselves, that is surging inexorably across this conurbation without fear of being intercepted by the purists who purport to comment on UK music…..my original review of their album is here….. so I will not bother repeating myself, suffice to say that given you can now get the album for zero pounds (details in a few paragraphs) then you’ve no real excuse for not downloading it and bathing in it’s aural loveliness……
……it’s worth pointing out also that there has been considerable airplay of this band on SALFORD CITY RADIO by the likes of DJs Zenner, Thornborough, Doyle, Montague and myself…..as we are rather fond of “The ‘Horse”…..anyway what they have to say is as follows…… along with some little interjections from myself in respect of geographical accuracy……(note also that you can check them out at the Town Hall “Hotel” (not pub as indicated below) and the Willows Main Stage thing at the Salford Music Festival in a couple of weeks)……
To celebrate their excellent self-titled debut LP reaching 10,000 plays on Bandcamp, Manchester’s (nope pretty sure it’s Salford) four-headed prog rock beast Trojan Horse have announced both the launch of their new website and the availability of the album to download for FREE.
Formed back in 2007, Trojan Horse’s success has been long overdue, the group’s strong belief in a DIY aesthetic finally paying dividends this year with the sold out launch of Trojan Horse in Manchester, support from BBC 6music and Drowned In Sound , support slots with the likes of Vessels and Beecher and appearances at breakthrough underground festivals Sounds From The Other City and Fat Out Fest as well as playing for Love Music Hate Racism (and also an excellent headliner at the Salford Against the Cuts event).
You can now catch up on all the latest ‘Horse news at http://trojanhorseuk.com including latest touring dates.
Made up of brothers Nick (vocals/guitar,) Lawrence (bass/vocals,) and Eden Duke (keyboards/vocals) as well as drummer Guy Crawford, the prog-rockers have a slew of Autumn gigs coming up, including shows with Secret Chiefs 3 and Zun Zun Egui as well as a brace of London shows including the Transient Constellations all-dayer at Brixton’s Windmill.
Trojan Horse are a force that seem to be only gathering momentum, their penchant for the diverse and bombastic forging together with ever more exhilarating results, the next instalment set to be an EP to be released before the end of the year.
For now don’t miss your chance to download, for free, one of the finest albums to come out of Manchester (nope pretty sure Eccles is in Salford) this year.
Forthcoming Tour Dates:
17/9 WINDMILL, BRIXTON, LONDON
24/9 TOWN HALL PUB, ECCLES, SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL (actually called the Town Hall Hotel)
25/9 THE WILLOWS, SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL
28/9 THE 229, EUSTON, LONDON
12/10 THE BASEMENT, YORK
19/10 SUPPORTING ZUN ZUN EGUI, RUBY LOUNGE, MANCHESTER
20/10 SUPPORTING CIRCLES, ISLINGTON MILL, SALFORD
29/10 WE ARE THE NIGHT, FELL FOOT FOREST, LAKE WINDERMERE, CUMBRIA