Trust Fund

popbands, poplabels, poprecords

Moderator: shaved head thrills


Re: Trust Fund

Post by noLooking » Sat Feb 21, 2015 22:36

Proper falling in love with the album now. I love how it's got a running storyline, and how it builds up to this towering, climactic break-up scene, then follows it with the shellshocked aftermath like the rains breaking in 'Black Narcissus'.

And I love how the casual cruelty in the lyrics is tempered with extraordinary kindnesses... (good time to drop this in...)

...or has it's sting pulled by wry, bitter humour, how they sing about little stuff like texting and chiseling lifts and money out of parents and putting down kittens with such un-rock'n'roll candour, before the whole weight of the album comes crashing down in those last two, utterly monumental songs.

When 'Essay to Write' comes around I always think 'God, already?' and get slightly angry that it's getting on for the end, then feel happy about what's still to come and then listen to it again.

Page two already? I'm ambitious for this thread, it's gonna go far...

I bet this is the last post now.

Edited for incoherence, though it largely remains
Last edited by noLooking on Sun Feb 22, 2015 21:07, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Posts: 1043
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2007 17:46
Location: Nottingham

Re: Trust Fund

Post by knibbles » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:52

I love Trust Fund, I love the album, can't stop listening to Cut Me Out and Idk especially. Ellis is proper intimidatingly talented, isn't he?
Daddy is dead on a sunshine day


Re: Trust Fund

Post by noLooking » Sun May 31, 2015 21:35

Sad things:
hey so an announcement of some kind i guess -- roxy is not going to play trust fund shows for the forseeable future. it is like kinda for "personal reasons" i guess but also that is a vague and unsatisfactory way of summing up a situation that is complicated and sad. i dont feel good about how it has worked out and i think that a lot of it is my fault.


Re: Trust Fund

Post by noLooking » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:22

New single, with added Alanna ... und-dreams

Not sure how I feel about it yet. I'll love it in the end.

User avatar
Posts: 1767
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2007 08:18
Location: Brighton, UK

Re: Trust Fund

Post by boney » Thu Jul 02, 2015 00:14

That's a belter!


Re: Trust Fund

Post by noLooking » Wed Jul 15, 2015 13:08

As predicted, it's growing on me. Triffic Grace-filmed video as well: ... eams-video


Re: Trust Fund

Post by noLooking » Sat Sep 12, 2015 22:44

I like this. Also, it's nice that, in an indiepop world that seems increasingly slack, Trust Fund are keeping up a good video game.

User avatar
Posts: 2215
Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2007 08:37
Location: matlock

Re: Trust Fund

Post by tompony » Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:25

I'm not sure whether everyone already knows about this (probably), but there are some earlier recordings on the Trust Fund bandcamp (pre-Don't Let Them Begin) which are really keyboard-heavy and quite different from the more recent stuff... I happened to spot them on there last week and I can't stop listening to them.


Re: Trust Fund

Post by noLooking » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:29

The new album is absolutely terrific. I wasn't that keen on 'Seems Unfair', it felt a bit glossy but, more than that, it had quite a big sound, almost but not quite veering towards 6 Music playlist, chunky knitted sweater style indie 'rock'. That's not to say it was bad as such, just a bit uniform, a bit obvious.

Whereas 'Harolds' is quite lo-fi but really imaginative with it, all odd mid-song shifts, songs which build steadily and beautifully then fade almost without notice, and the surprisingly enjoyable Kanye-esque autotune effects. And it still has all those wonderful little lyrical touches of the (extra)ordinary about it, all that stuff about the awfulness of split shifts and the comforts of watching election night.

Not bought that many brand new records this year, but this feels like a yardstick with which I shall beat all the other new releases that I hear.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: BLEX [Bot] and 1 guest