The Tricks - On Trial/Gilgamesh (Unison Music Group) 
The Tricks - On Trial/Gilgamesh

Release Date: 23rd June 2014

London lads the Tricks are revving up for a new double-A side single and there is a real sense of purpose and urgency here so let's not hand around. The first of the two A-sides, 'On Trial', is a bone-rattling, breathless piece of rock'n'roll that sounds like the National having a go at a punk track. The guitars sound lush in a way that Interpol mastered for so long, the drums pound like a proper indie romper and the vocals have a real desperation and passion coursing through every word. 'Gilgamesh' is just as urgent and confident in sound but it has a more slick, American feel as the vocals purr and the bass line selectively pops up like the revving engine on a sweet ass sports car. Interestingly, these guys cite Arcade Fire and the Strokes as influences and I can hear both of those in there but there is that all important element that is pure The Tricks and that's what makes this particularly exciting.

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Live Dates:

13th June - Camden Barfly, London w/The Delta Riggs
24th July - Sebright Arms, London

8th August - The Hope, Brighton