Tickets £12.00 inclusive of booking fee / €15.00 inclusive of booking fees on sale this Friday at 10 AM.
The UK-based TRASH BOAT announced the release for their full-length album, CROWN SHYNESS out 20th July.
The album, produced by Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, Neck Deep) follows 2016’s Nothing I Write You Can Change What You’ve Been Through, their debut LP for Hopeless Records that launched the quintet—vocalist Tobi Duncan, guitarists Dann Bostock and Ryan Hyslop, bassist James Grayson and drummer Oakley Moffatt—into the pages of Alternative Press and Rock Sound and onto festivals like the prestigious Reading and Leeds.
Two years of nonstop worldwide touring with acts such as New Found Glory, Beartooth and The Wonder Years fine-tuned the band’s jagged, muscular songwriting—and helped imbue Crown Shyness with an overflowing sense of honesty and, above all, accountability.
“There’s a lot of things I’d like to keep secret: bad decisions, anxieties, thought processes,” Duncan explains. “It’s so easy to hide those things, but it can be a self-defeating process if you never address any of your issues. Through songwriting, I can’t cut myself any slack. I’ll call myself out on these things and put them in a song, then I have to sing it every day on tour and remind myself. It stops me from slipping.”
So, the band look inward, mining themes of personal responsibility (the caustic “Controlled Burn”), betrayal (“Shade”) and the subconscious (“Inside Out”) to wrestle with the at-times uncomfortable facets of ourselves. But at the same time, they’re staring down the ugliness, they’re finding the joy in celebrating unbreakable bonds (“Love, Hate, React, Relate”) and resolving to live up to familial legacy (“Old Soul”).
Supporting Trash Boat at Oh yeah Centre, Belfast and The Workman’s Club, Dublin are Capstan.
Capstan is a high energy mix of pop punk, prog, and post-hardcore. Blending deeply emotional lyrics with high energy technical instrumentals. Think “Progressive Pop-Punk“.
Drawing inspiration from acts like The Wonder Years, A Day To Remember, Every Time I Die and Between The Buried And Me. They’ve truly created a genre of their own.