Somewhere between reality & fantasy: Trudy and the Romance release ‘Junkyard Jazz’

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Trudy and the Romance release ‘Junkyard Jazz’ EP Host new track ‘Junkyard Cat

Stream the EP on Spotify here

Out via B3SCI here

Tickets for London headline on the 26th January at The Lexington here

Listen ~ ‘Is There A Place I Can Go’ here
Listen ~ ‘Twist it, Shake it. Rock & Roll’ here
Listen ~ ‘Ruff Ryder’ here

“Such a brilliant single, Is There A Place I Can Go is the name of that, I mean sounds good, if that single’s that good imaging what the album sounds like, I’m into it!” – Huw Stephens

“An electrifying new voice for rock’s near future” – Pigeons and Planes

“Impossible to pin down, they deliver a drunken, stumbling, shambolic rock ’n roll that somehow keeps its shit together when the going gets tough. Truly, Trudy are something very special indeed” – DIY

“Junkyard Jazz is like the soundtrack to Disney’s 1973 film Robin Hood performed in its entirety by a skiffle band… Christmas may have just come early this year folks” – The Line of Best Fit

With whip-smart imagination and tongues firmly lodged in cheeks, Trudy and the Romance are nowhere boys for the 21st century.

Following the release of singles ‘Is There A Place I Can Go and the stomping ‘Twist It, Shake It. Rock & RollTrudy today release their ‘Junkyard Jazz’ EP.

Along with Dream Wife and Pixx, Trudy were another of 20 artists picked out of 1200 applications nationwide to have been awarded PRS momentum funding to go towards the recording of their debut album slated for the end of next year.

Champions on the wireless come in the form of John KennedyBBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens & Phil Taggart and 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq. KCRW have also given the group their backing with plays coming in from Marion Hodges, Dan Wilcox, Jason Kramer, Chris Douridas among many others.

With the introduction of keys player Alex Stephens Trudy and the Romance have become the complete package, otherworldly, odd and tightrope-dancing somewhere between reality and fantasy, on show in the band’s recent VEVO Dscvr Session.

“We’re real-meets-cartoon… kind of tacky but great, y’know, it’s trashy,” Trudy’s singer and guitarist, Olly, explains. “It’s a bit like Ralph Bakshi’s Cool World, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mary Poppins or Space Jam.”

The group have just completed a second UK headline tour playing packed venues up and down the country with slots supporting The Fall and Happyness and appearances at SwnRitual Union and Mirrors festivals.

Junkyard Jazz EP was recorded in a former vicarage with Stockport’s Eve studios with producer David Pye and is being released by B3SCI Records on the 17th of November digitally and limited edition 12″ vinylYou can purchase the EP here

Trudy and the Romance play their biggest London headline to date on the 26th of January at The Lexington. Tickets available here:

“Once in love with the Junkyard I finally lost heart; but she ran away with a nightwalk fairytale. The rat-pack fell apart, the jazz disappeared and she went into the darkness. Who knew a boogie could hurt so bad. When the city ate her whole I’m sorry I couldn’t save Betty from the ghosts in the back of her mind. She couldn’t find her thoughts on the promenade and didn’t much fancy my love on the run. Don’t lose your soul at the party, don’t let your head runaway with the Junkyard Cats.”


Seashore Overture
Twist It, Shake It. Rock & Roll
Junkyard Cat
Ruff Ryder
Is There A Place I Can Go

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