Trudy and the Romance announce ‘Twist it, shake it. Rock & roll!’ Junkyard Jazz EP out 17 November + announce Autumn UK tour.
“Impossible to pin down, they deliver a drunken, stumbling, shambolic rock ’n roll that somehow keeps its shit together when the going gets tough. Truly, Trudy are something very special indeed” – DIY
“..all lovesick sea shanties and Orange Juice inflected rabble rousers” – I-D Magazine
Following up on ‘Is There A Place I Can Go’, the trio share the second single from their Junkyard Jazz EP, ‘Twist it, shake it. Rock & roll!’.
With whip-smart imagination and tongues firmly lodged in cheeks, Trudy and the Romance are nowhere boys for the 21st century. Born of a bygone era; the days when sharply-suited Teds strolled the streets and a sea-breeze would fail to fuck the flicks of a head well-oiled, Trudy take the good-hearted ramshackles off Jonathan Richman, punch out The Four Freshmen’s surf harmonies and scruff them up through the raw audacity of the noughties whilst tightrope-dancing somewhere between reality and fantasy. “We’re real-meets-cartoon… kind of tacky but great, y’know, it’s trashy,” Trudy’s singer and guitarist, Olly, explains. “It’s a bit like Ralph Bakshi’s Cool World, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mary Poppins or Space Jam. That’s why we call it Mutant 50s pop… the more cartoon we get, the better. It’s a little heart-warming and gently creeps up on you. It’s not tugging but just kind-of-there; Alligator Rock’n’roll!”
Support on the wireless has come from John Kennedy, BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens & Phil Taggart and 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft, Tom Robinson and Steve Lamacq (as Featured Artist of the Week).
Having hit #7 Spotify viral charts with floor filler ‘He Sings’, Trudy finished the year as part of DIY’s Class of 2017, NME’s ‘100 for 2017’ and 14th most blogged artist of 2016 on the Hype Machine Zeitgeist end of year list.
Upcoming Junkyard Jazz EP was recorded in former vicarage with Stockport’s Eve studios with producer David Pye and ‘Twist it, shake it. Rock & Roll’ comes with its own spiritual sentiment;
“For a while I’ve wanted to write a record with the swagger of Jonathan Richman. Jonathan like the Beatles, Beach Boys and Springsteen cheers me up whatever the weather. My head was still a little mashed after someone I care about deeply got badly, Twist It, Shake It. Rock & Roll is a record for the stiff necks to lighten up a little; to love and understand what you actually want and not listen to the gang.
See where it goes with a new flame. A true friend loves you for who you are. I’m an old soul and I miss the old world.
Rock & Roll, shake up the world and get on with it. Don’t be cynical, try to not be boring.
Hopefully this record will stir up that melancholic purple in your heart and give you a big fat old grin whilst doing so.”
Junkyard Jazz EP is being released by B3SCI and will be available on all DSPs and limited edition 45 RPM 12″ vinyl on the 17th of November. ‘Twist it, shake it. Rock & roll!’ is available X.
Trudy head off on a UK headline tour this autumn supporting The Fall in Newcastle and Happyness in London along the way.
Pre-Order Trudy and the Romance ‘Junkyard Jazz (EP)’ digitally here: https://Trudy.lnk.to/rtb-D
Pre-Order on Limited Edition 12″ vinyl at B3SCI Records: http://b3sci.com/product/b3sr-061-trudy-a…junkyard-jazz-ep/
1. Seashore Overture
2. Twist it, Shake it. Rock & Roll
3. Junkyard Cat
4. Ruff Ryder
5. Is There A Place I Can Go
Trudy Live tickets here: http://www.trudymylove.com/live
04, HUDDERSFIELD, OTSO
21, OXFORD, Ritual Union Festival
21, CARDIFF, SWN Festival
23, NEWCASTLE, Boiler Shop (Supporting The Fall)
24, EDINBURGH, Sneaky Pete’s
27, LONDON, The Garage (Supporting Happyness)
03, SHEFFIELD, Picture House Social
08, BRIGHTON, The Hope And Ruin
09, READING, The Face Bar
10, LEICESTER, The Cookie
14, MANCHESTER, Gullivers
15, LEEDS, The Lending Room
16, BIRMINGHAM, Sunflower Lounge