Set to take place just after Slam Dunk Festival!
Australian rockers, Trophy Eyes, have announced a one-off UK headline show for Monday 27 May at London’s Borderline. The show will follow their appearances at the Slam Dunk Festivals in Leeds and Hatfield on May 25 and 26 respectively.
The shows will be the band’s first UK performances of 2019 and follow their Reading and Leeds sets last summer around the release of their critically acclaimed album The American Dream.
Tickets for The Borderline show are on sale now here.
Bursting with nuanced energy and massive hooks, Trophy Eyes’ third album, The American Dream, released on 3 August 2018 on Hopeless Records, exploded out of the gate. The record distills the singer’s American experiences into a brand-new sound for the quintet—Floreani, Jeremy Winchester (bass), Andrew Hallat and Kevin Cross (guitar) and Blake Caruso (drums). It’s a marked change from the sweat-soaked, critically acclaimed punk spirit of 2014’s Mend, Move On and 2016’s Chemical Miracle (which debuted at #8 in Australia), a sound that moved listeners around the world to the tune of back-to-back sold-out Australian headlining tours and similarly sold-out treks in North America and the UK.
“Music is a moment in time of real life,” Floreani explains. “These songs paint a picture of where I was in the moment. I’d found where I wanted to be, running away from the shitty things I was living in back in Sydney. I got this mood that helped me understand Texas better and what my life was, and I wanted to write a record that felt like that point in time.”
Ultimately, The American Dream is a bold statement from a band coming into their own, one that doesn’t bulldoze their past as much as it kicks out those guardrails in favour of a wide-open road forward.