Liverpool outfit Trudy and the Romance have been a favourite of Brightonsfinest for a long time now. Not only did we call their last Brighton headline show, “Contemporary, stylish and huge amounts of fun”, but we had them on our very own stage at our Alternative Escape showcase at last year’s The Great Escape Festival. Which makes us all the more excited that they’ve return with a brand new single and announced their debut album.
The track, called ‘The Original Doo-Wop Spaceman’, is another fantastically 50s-influenced bop with frontman Olly Taylor’s husky tones at the centre of it. It is the first track to be taken off their debut album, Sandman, which is out on 24th May, and it’s set to be a very exciting album indeed.
Speaking of the record, Taylor explains that, “We directed this like a blockbuster, with characters and a story. We worked with a pianist, 1940s Disney choir, county pedal steel guitar player, film score violinist and harpist. It’s heart-warming and gently creeps up on you. It’s not tugging but just kind-of-there; Alligator Rock’n’roll!”
If that doesn’t get you excited then nothing will! Trudy and the Romance are set for SXSW in March, while they hit the UK’s roads in May and we’re anticipating a slot at The Great Escape Festival as a warm-up.