With the way the world is right now in this tiresome Coronavirus pandemic, it is certainly no surprise that people have opinions; and a lot of them at that. Frustration, anger, pain and sadness are some of the raw, honest emotions that have undoubtedly come from the state of the world in the past two years or so, and Trash Heads definitely realise that. Feeling sheer resentment for some of the biggest names in worldwide politics, they brought those important and significant issues forward into their own music.

The alternative metal four piece from Dartford, consisting of AJ (lead vocals/bass), Tone (guitar/backing vocals), Mark (guitar) and Mike (drums) took it upon themselves to address the current problems in the controversial political world, and for good reason.

Trash Heads chat to us to discuss their recent album ‘Vandalism’, how bands like The Beatles have had such a huge impact on their work musically and how they truly feel about the state of the world we are living in.

Where did your band name originate from?

We started off being called ‘Trash The Set’ and wrote a song called ‘Trash Heads’ as a dedication to our fans, but soon realised it was a better band name so we changed it quick smart!

How would you describe your sound in 3 words?

Heavy Catchy Rock

Which bands inspire you the most when writing music and why?

Probably The Beatles, The Wildhearts, Therapy?, Faith No More, Radiohead – guitar bands that make memorable songs and constantly update and change their sound while still sounding like themselves.

What advice would you give to bands starting out in the industry?

Practice loads, keep your guitars in tune and don’t play over your allotted time when playing a show with other bands! And write song memorable songs.

What is your songwriting process?

Often it’s singer/bassist AJ sending the rest of the band rough demos of song ideas over WhatsApp (vocal, bass and guide drums). Guitarists Mark and Tone then write and add their own parts to the demos at home and send around again to see if everyone likes them. We then learn them and play the song live together in rehearsal and knock them into shape.

Out of all the tracks you have released, which one is the most personal to you?

‘None of the Above’, one of our recent singles, was a bit of a poppier departure for us, but the lyrics are more cynical and scathing of the likes of Boris Johnson and Donald Trump. Bit of an anthem for the times we’re living in, and something we all feel passionately about. It’s catchy as hell too!

Which song is your favourite to perform live?

We really enjoy playing ‘Vertigo’, taken from our latest album ‘Vandalism’ – it has a very satisfying end section where we can really let what remains of our hair down.

How do you feel that social media has impacted your career as musicians?

It’s been good in the way that it’s gotten us more exposure, but at the same time every band on the planet is out there all trying to get attention so it’s still quite hard to get people’s attention.

Who would be your dream artist to work with in the future?

Would love to work with Ginger Wildheart or Andy Cairns from Therapy?

Who would you love to support on tour and why?

The Wildhearts and Therapy? as we feel like we’re cut from the same cloth and their other fans would appreciate what we do too!

What’s next for you musically?

We’ve just released our second album, ‘Vandalism’ which is available on all streaming platforms worldwide, and our Bandcamp – https://trashheadsband.bandcamp.com/album/vandalism. We’re currently booking more live shows around the UK for 2022 to promote the album, and play to as many people as possible, and we’re already writing album 3 which we’ll probably record next year too!

Trash Heads latest album ‘Vandalism’ is available to stream now on all major online platforms. Check out Trash Heads via their Bandcamp, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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