For the sake of nostalgia and essential contemporary escapism combined, turn up the volume and commit to this project for a while.
Showcasing the fullness of metal, the pace of punk rock and the notably more modern vocal inflections of post-punk troubadours like Shame, Trash n Privilege kick off an explosive seven-track EP with the fiercely anthemic Flooded.
All at once the sound is familiar and admittedly fresh – high-octane power chords and gritty, industrial solos prove both exciting and a fitting tribute to yesteryear’s alternative rock.
Trash n Privilege quickly go on to elevate their unique guitar sound and structuring of songs all the more so, with the immediately creative and equally purposeful I Found A New World. Vocals from a front-man born to perform in this way guide us with passion and volume through a surprisingly emotive realm of contemplation.
It’s no easy feat to apply such fervour and fearless conviction on the mic, without simply resorting to shouting, but this is a huge part of what Trash n Privilege have captured. Their songs reach out to provoke thought, gifting melody and even poetry amidst an otherwise intense outpouring of anti-mainstream energy and weight.
Conceptually there’s plenty to unpack within Wrong Again… Brah, so much so that you’ll find yourself wanting to listen more than a few times over – another worthy trait of the lasting, intentional bands.
Consider the doubled vocal presence and intrigue of A One Sided Conversation (With Multiple Personalities), complete with its distractingly uplifting, beach-side guitar solo towards the end. Trash n Privilege quite effectively represent the juxtaposition of their name with these songs, openly fusing elements of comforting rock power and unpredictable creative venture.
Saccharine switches gears a little, a lower toned lead for a heavier hook impact later on, a catchy progression overall and a boldly addictive darkness and relentless pace – a personal favorite for its creativity and infectious verses alike.
More mood-setting riff-work and post-punk vocals lead us into a scene-setting, deeply thoughtful and scathingly self-aware Dead Battery Park. “I’ve made a list of all the lies I hope to tell…“
Then with Get Off, appeal for the live show promptly takes hold – the colour and passion of the band, their devotion to the moment, all pours through amidst a structurally unpredictable progression – loaded with character, confidence and anthem-like moments that beg for crowd participation.
Whatever You Got follows on with carefree swagger and equal musical experimentation – the amplification, the tone, the pure wah intensity and the changing pace. Trash n Privilege seal the deal, in short – luring in the hard rock and punk fans past and present with their fine combination of subtle influences and clear, uninhibited identity.