TRASH @ The Rocking Chair

Popular Chesterfield indie band Trash are on the cusp of something huge. Having signed to Clue Records, 2016 saw the quartet’s music broadcast to thousands on Channel 4’s Made In Chelsea and Tattoo Fixers, as well as clocking up multiple festival appearances including Leeds, Y Not and Tramlines. Last night a sold-out Rocking Chair had the lads showing Sheffield just what they’re capable of. With the venue’s sweaty basement absolutely packed to the rafters with teens, the band’s opener had every one of them bouncing at their command before ‘Hot Coffee’ caused such a ruckus they had to cut the power for ten minutes. The break did little to calm the crowd, however, and soon new number ‘Migraines’ and old favourite ‘Sad Boys (All I Wanna Do)’ provoked more rapturous singalongs. Despite frequent chants of “CHESTERFIELD!”, the high energy proved to be much more than that local-band-with-tunes-you-can-sing-along-to hype as lead singer Dan Longmore’s soaring melodies flew high over the crowd with ambitions far beyond Yorkshire. He eventually had to ask, “Let’s try and dance to this one, upwards not forwards,” to stop the crowd knocking over their microphones. And if there’s one direction Trash are going, it’s up.

Words: Leo Burrell
Pic: Eleanor Freeman

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