Bristol-based emo punk-rock three-piece Trashed are set to release their upcoming single Decay on April 29th, taken from their debut full-length album Happy In Hindsight due later this year.
The trio take energetic punk rock and down-tune it to Slipknot depths, creating sludgy and visceral edges tied together with hooky melodies.
The band slammed onto the scene with their debut single Waste Away from their subsequent debut EP Yours Not Mine in 2019, which was met with critical acclaim and saw them play a handful of successful UK shows, making a name for themselves as ones to watch, before the release of their second EP Faceplant came in the Spring of 2020.
Jimmy Embleton-Smith – Lead vocals, guitar
Sam Yesner – Vocals, bass
Ben Wood – Drums
With a 2020 full of potential ripped out from under them, the stresses of the pandemic were potent. That, mixed with a flurry of mental health issues for vocalist Jimmy, saw Trashed turn their isolation into a concept album of expression, writing eleven tracks about all aspects of their personal struggles with depression, anxiety, love, and loss.
Decay is due for release April 29th and will be available on all major platforms.
Decay, the first single from the band’s upcoming debut album Happy in Hindsight, recorded with Neil D. Kennedy (Creeper, Boston Manor, Milk Teeth), is a song about living alongside suicidal thoughts.
As vulnerable as the subject matter is, there’s self-assurance in the composition. This single is a shift into their own sound. It’s a track that eases you in with subtle differences, laying the foundation for what’s to come.
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Speaking about the single, the band state: “Decay was the first song written for the album. It’s like a journal entry about being trapped between existential apathy and a desire to overcome it. We wrote the lyrics to be deep and relatable without being overwhelming or uncomfortable. It’s also a transitional song for us. We’re ready to move on from what we’ve done before, which is symbolised in the artwork. This track lays the foundation for what’s to come, perfectly.”