London-based band, Trogons, are set to release their single, Contina, on April 25. So in the run up to it, I thought I’d do a sneaky blog entry to tickle your taste buds.
Trogons are Gemma Fleet (vocals, bass), Andrew Robert Doig (guitar), Phillip Edward Johnson (organ) and Dean Hinks (drums).
This four piece produce psychedelic music with a difference. Using strong, memorable guitar riffs, absorbing drums beats and very Blondie inspired vocals, they create something which reminds me of the end of the 70s and the beginning of the 80s, music-wise.
Contina is a song which wraps elements of punk and pop perfectly together. Something about this song strikes me as pop-like but I can’t quite put my finger on it. On the other hand, other elements are clearly influenced by punk bands like Blondie.
Gemma Fleet has a great voice. Her tone and power are completely different from singers in the chart. With a band that do nothing out of the ordinary with the musical structure of their song, there is definitely a strong need for unusual vocals and they achieve this with Fleet’s sparkling voice.
The song combines peculiar sounds which actually make for an intriguing and captiviating listen. This song doesn’t become boring. Each time I listen to it, I notice new things and different, pleasing noises.
This band are set for big things. In times like this when everything in the charts sounds the same, someone needs to come along with something more abnormal and Trogons have got it down to a tee.
Take a listen for yourselves: