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BAND OF THE DAY - THE TRAPS
In the build up to our all dayer gig at The Shacklewell Arms, Dalston on Bank Holiday Monday - 21st April we'll be featuring one band each day that you'll be able to dance around your Easter eggs to at the show. Today with the show THIS MONDAY our final band of the day is one of Birmingham's finest new bands THE TRAPS
Celebrating 12 Years of Club Fandango + 12x12 Compilation Album featuring the 12 bands released over the last 12 months of our Label Fandango Singles Club
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 21ST APRIL 2014
CLUB FANDANGO / FIERCE PANDA / DISORDER PRESENT
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The Traps are from Birmingham, Midlandshire. They consist of brothers Jamie Berry (vox / guitar) and Nick Berry (bass / vox) as well as James Minhas (guitar) and Daniel Webb (drums), and have done so since 2011.
Together The Traps make alt.pop music which is muscular, intelligent, throbby, beefy, frequently dominated by Jamie’s mightily deep vocals and occasionally accompanied by trumpets. Late last year The Traps let loose the 'Calypso' album on their own Speech Fewapy Records (think about it), which revealed the singular likes of 'The Honey Drip' and 'Your Headland' and 'Moving Pictures'. You may have heard of these songs by The Traps via the classic outlets of Q magazine, John Kennedy and Janice Long. Or, such is the modern way, you might have encountered their noises through Nivea's 'Say Hello' campaign or the Sony Mobile Entertainment portal.
There is a steely DIY determination about The Traps, one which is further evinced by their double AA-side single released in March via Label Fandango/Fierce Panda followed by a sell out show at the very sexi Lexington. The metaphorical A-side, 'My Grip' is from the 'Calypso' album and is their finest moment yet, a great big impassioned blend of New Order synthetics and towering Scott Walker-esque vocals. The non-physical AA-side meanwhile is a brand new track called 'Imposter', which is grand and twanging and impeccably imposing. You can buy it via iTunes here
Next week we'll be featuring other bands which were part of our 12x12 single club and feature on the compilation album released worldwide on 21st April!MORE NEWS