Listen to new single No King But Me now.
Trade Wind, the towering indie-rock project featuring members of Stick To Your Guns and Stray From The Path, has returned, announcing their upcoming sophomore full-length, Certain Freedoms.
The album is due out on 26 April via End Hits Records in EU/UK, and the band have also revealed No King But Me the record’s first single. Certain Freedoms marks a significant sonic evolution for Trade Wind with the band diving headfirst into more melodic territory than ever before. No King But Me is a perfect distillation of this growth – a driving cut of sparkling guitars that steadily builds to a truly anthemic chorus – proving that Certain Freedoms‘ more experimental direction has only amplified Trade Wind’s dynamic power.
Trade Wind is made up of vocalist/guitarist Jesse Barnett (Stick To Your Guns), guitarist Tom Williams (Stray From The Path), Randy LeBoeuf (acclaimed producer/engineer at Graphic Nature Audio), and drummer Andrew McEnaney. Certain Freedoms finds the band achieving new heights of emotional resonance, not through the distorted heaviness that marked much of their early work, but rather a mastery of nuanced dynamics and undeniable melodies. Williams and Barnett’s guitar work is more varied than ever, favouring colourful textures as much as riffs, and washing over the songs as LeBoeuf and McEnaney’s muscular rhythm section supplies the backbone. Barnett’s vocal prowess shines throughout, ranging from a warm whisper to a powerful shout that breaks at the edges, but never loses clarity. It all makes for a fitting vessel for his lyrics: stories of friendships, relationships, childhood memories, and small moments that have big meanings. At first these snapshots may seem disparate, but they weave together into a bigger picture of acceptance, concern, and appreciation of chosen families, and the fragile connections that bind us with the ones we love.
Trade Wind have also announced worldwide tour dates in support of Certain Freedoms. The dates include shows in Europe and UK with support from Modern Color and Scott Ruth, see UK dates below:
06 May – Night People, Manchester
07 May – New Cross Inn, London