Heavy Pop presents:
TRUDY AND THE ROMANCE
Trudy and the Romance + Weird Milk + Bought It For The Bottle
Entry Requirements: 14+
Heavy Pop & Dork presents...
TRUDY AND THE ROMANCE
'Like a mesmerizing mix between The Libertines and Bruce Springsteen' - Dork 'Trudy and the Romance are dragging doo-wop into the present day' - Noisey
Previous Are You Listening? Festival guests Trudy and The Romance return to Reading!
The trio have a flair for dreamboat-pop with nods to Jonathan Richman, Louis Prima and Brian Wilson’s wall of sound, it also takes influence from film composers Henry Mancini and Bernard Herrmann, and the golden age of Disney.
Their exhilarating live show ranges from hip-swinging rock’n’roll to show-stopping ballads, all delivered with a rag-tag punk ethos – garnering stateside approval with acclaimed sets at this year’s SXSW.
Recorded with producer David Pye (Wild Beasts), the debut album draws the listener further into the trio’s vibrant world. Rocking and reeling through dreamy harmonies and dazzling guitars it’s everything good pop music should be – catchy, clever and brimming with curiously wonderful characters in Trudy’s inimitable realistic-cartoon narrative.
BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Annie Mac and 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq count themselves amongst fans, as well as love coming on the US airwaves from KCRW’s flagship Morning Becomes Eclectic show with Jason Bentley.
A band to bring a smile to your face.
'Have the talent and seamless live presence that will have them remembered' - Gigwise
Weird Milk are a band from West London, made up of friends from Buckinghamshire, who happened upon each other again after moving to London to study. Their sound nods towards a combination of Alex Turner at his most romantic, with lashings of Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys aesthetics.
BOUGHT IT FOR THE BOTTLE
Citing musical influences such as Hunny, Coin, Paramore, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Night Cafe and Clean Cut Kid, the band have played dozens of live shows in the South East since their formation - developing their stagecraft and growing their audience. Most notably Bought it for the Bottle supported whenyoung and LUCIA on their recent UK tour, and sold out a headline show at The Facebar in their hometown of Reading back in April.
Delivering acoustic performances on Boogaloo Radio, Sound Radio Winchester, and Burnham Festival, as well as a live-lounge session for Greenwich university, the band prove that their material works just as well stripped back as it does in its full electric jump-in-the-air manifestation.
Heavy Pop: Drop it like it's Pop
Trudy and the Romance
Ladies and gentlemen, hot off the block it’s the kids that pop your cotton socks off, Trudy and the Romance baby.
Weird Milk are a band from West London, made up of friends from Buckinghamshire, who happened upon each other again after moving to London to study.
Their sound nods towards a combination of Alex Turner at his most romantic, with lashings of Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys aesthetics.
Linking up for their first release with Camden based label Ra-Ra Rok Records, who have been integral in documenting the vital, burgeoning South London indie scene (Shame, HMLTD, Goat Girl et al.), Weird Milk are a melodic relief to these scuzzy, noisy, sounds and politically intense times.