Music Interview: Trash Heads

Today we speak to alternative rock band Trash Heads, in which they discuss the social impact of being in a band and their dream to reach a large fan base.

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Band Name: Trash Heads
Members: AJ (Lead vocals & Bass), Tone (Guitars and backing vocals), Mark (guitars) & Mike (drums)
Genre: Alternative Rock
Founded: October 2014
Originated From: Dartford, Kent, UK
Discography: Skyscraper Heartbreaker (album, 2015), Trash Heads Don’t Dance (EP, 2016), None of the Above (single, 2018), Set It Right (single, June 2021), Vandalism (album, Sept 2021)

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How would you describe your music?

90’s influenced alternative rock – loud and catchy

What is your musical creative process like?

We usually share demos of songs online with each other and the ones we all like get other parts added to them and we finally get together in a rehearsal room and try to recreate them live.

If they work live, we develop them further and move on to playing at live shows and then recording!

How did the band form?

AJ, Mark and Tone have known each other since childhood and went to the same school together, playing in various bands together over the years. When those bands came to an end, they decided to start a new band and look for a new drummer – finding Mike on an online musician wanted site.

How did you come up with your band name?

We were originally called ‘Trash The Set’, and wrote a song called Trash Heads as an ode to our fans. We like the song and title so much we decided to change the band name to it!

Who influenced you within the music industry?

Mostly bands we grew up listening to – Metallica, Iron Maiden, Faith No More, Cardiacs, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, the list goes on…

Have you performed live much and what was your favourite gig to play at?

Yes, we’ve played many shows over the years – we find the best ones are the most intimate, when the crowd are right in front of you at eye level.

What is the best thing about being in a band?

Having a creative outlet and being able to get together with friends and make music we share a common interest in. When it comes together and you feel you’ve written a song you’re really proud of, it’s a great feeling.

What’s the biggest problem you’ve had to overcome so far as a musician(s)?

When we were younger it was probably a lack of good equipment and our own inexperience. Luckily, we’ve stuck at it long enough to get over all of that!

What plans have you got coming up this year?

We’re playing our next show with Foo Fighters GB at Penny Theatre Canterbury (Kent), and then releasing our second album Vandalism on 24th September 2021.

What is your ultimate dream as a band?

To reach as wide an audience as possible and play to lots of people.

You can find out more about Trash Heads by following them on Facebook and BandCamp.

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