Talking Music: Trudy and The Romance Talk Junkyard Jazz EP

Somewhere among the daydreamers and heartbreakers, beauty queens and jock teens, Trudy and the Romance are looking to lure you into their suitably skewed, cinematic world. Their new single ‘Is There A Place I Can Go’, the trio’s dubbed ‘Mutant 50s Pop’ takes a more contemplative turn. The single is part of their Junkyard Jazz EP, which will be released through B3SCI on November 17th.

From character creation to alter-ego exploration, Trudy’s overtly-romanticised, technicolour realm runs deep. Like David Lynch dicing and splicing Walt Disney film reels, Junkyard Jazz EP is a larger-than-life introduction to their saccharine sound, right through to the Grease-style illustrations by LA-based artist Hello Thunderpuss.

Trudy are currently undertaking a UK headline tour supporting The Fall in Newcastle and Happyness in London along the way. Andy Howells recently caught up with the band.

What lead you to decide you wanted to become musicians?


Who are your music influences?

There are a million; Jonathan Richman, the Beach Boys and the Beatles, Bowie, Richard Hawley, the Strokes…

Can you tell us about your new release ‘Junkyard Jazz’?

It’s 5 tracks long including a little introduction or overture, and features everything: a ballad, a Richman-esque foot shuffler, a moody rocker, and a Mutant Pop masterpiece

If there’s a track that best defines you as a band what is it and why?

My Baby’s Gone Away, or our new One Place

What can people expect from your forthcoming performances?

30 minutes of romance coming at you at 420 miles an hour

What are you listening to presently?

New King Krule album, northern soul hits, jazz, hip hop, loads of different things

Vinyl or digital?

Vinyl every day, baby!

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