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UK stoner/punk/prog metal trio Trevor’s Head premiere new album »A View From Below« ahead of its release this Friday via APF Records

UK stoner/punk/prog metal trio Trevor’s Head is streaming their new album »A View From Below« in full ahead of its release this Friday, May 5th, 2023 via APF Records.

Tracklist:
01. Call Of The Deep
02. Under My Skin
03. Grape Fang
04. Elio
05. Rumspringa
06. What Got Stuck?
07. A True Gentleman
08. Don’t Make Me Ask

Courtesy of For The Lost PR:

Quite possibly the most exciting thing to come out of Redhill in the last three centuries, Trevor’s Head markedly circle in three distinct orbits around stoner, punk and prog, creating a heavy, sonic vibe quite unlike anybody else out there.

Their new album »A View From Below«, released on 5th May via APF Records (Mastiff, Desert Storm, The Brother’s Keg, Video Nasties) is a lean and cohesive expression of the power trio’s precision, which marks the next stage in the genre-bending and ever-evolving sound that is Trevor’s Head. Latest single, »Under My Skin« according to guitarist/vocalist Roger is, “a song about teenage love, lust and murder.

The verse and chorus riffs just kind of fell out during a jam one day and lent themselves to a creepy, staccato vocal style, so I ran with that and started writing a twisted set of lyrics. I’ve always been inspired by storytellers like Johnny Cash and David Bowie, so it was a cool experience writing fiction for this one, rather than something introspective or commenting on society. From there, the lyrics and music feed off each other through the story until the climax. It was a really satisfying process watching it all come together like that because lyrics can be really fucking hard to write when the music is already finished.


Photo by Izzie Ruffle

But of course, we’re Trevor’s Head and we don’t like to take ourselves too seriously, so the video is an absolute piss-take. We took inspiration from bands like Immortal, donning corpse paint and running around in the woods, acting like fools. There’s even a super scary demon! It was an absolute riot to shoot. Luckily, our videographer pal Dan Blanchard was able to put a plot to the japery so the video has a narrative of its own. Honestly, watching the first cut had us rolling on the floor laughing, so we hope you enjoy it just as much!”

Following in the footsteps of their last three albums, it’s the product of the band’s fully collaborative approach to songwriting, where each member adds to the eclectic stew, creating an eccentric and unique record.

Lyrically many of the songs on »A View From Below«, are a reflection of the hardship that many have endured over the past few years and continue to endure now. They are, according to Roger Arkins (guitar/vocals, ‘a celebration of courage, resilience and determination in the face of huge obstacles.’

Having gigged relentlessly for many years, with high points on the road being shared stages with (among others) Mondo Generator, Nebula and Colour Haze, as well as appearing at numerous stoner rock festivals across the country including Desertfest, Trevor’s Head are primed and ready to release their next album, »A View From Below«, through APF Records in May 2023.

Pre-order now: apfrecords.co.uk/albums/a-view-from-below

»A View From Below« Tour – May 2023:
5/5 – The Lounge Bar, Alton (UK)
6/5 – Desertfest, London (UK)
12/5 – New Avalon Ballroom Weekend, Glastonbury (UK)
13/5 – Ruination Festival, Bradford (UK)
20/5 – The Moon, Cardiff (UK)

“Superb and hugely entertaining” – Outlaws Of The Sun

“You can only really applaud a band so out-there, so in their own world, as to think that this is acceptable behaviour. Good on them” – Ninehertz

Line-up:
Aaron Strachan – Bass, Synth and Vocals
Roger Atkins – Guitar and Vocals
Matt Ainsworth – Drums, Synth, Flute and Vocals

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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