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March 12, 2015
David P Scott

David P Scott



Rabble rousing indie rockers unite the political passion of Billy Bragg with the angular chops of Franz Ferdinand to create razor-sharp, soapbox post-punk“. – Q Magazine

Intense, dark, brooding and artful” – Clash Magazine

We’ve become dispensable, a generation lost, pack your bags we’re moving out, there’s not a place for us.” It’s a rallying call from a band with a voice, born and bred in Dundee, Scotland. Five musicians, collectively known as The Mirror Trap, whose new self-produced EP, Silent Men will be released on Monday April 13th on A Happy Death Recordings.

Fronted by the polemic Gary Moore, with Ben Doherty on bass, Paul Markie and Mikey McFarlane on guitar and Paul Reilly on drums, The Mirror Trap have been together writing music in Scotland and releasing records for the last couple of years. They self-released an album Stay Young back in February 2014, played sessions on Radio Scotland, live at T in the Park and for BBC introducing, and now the quintet are ready to head further afield armed with a huge array of defiant, catchy songs.

Led by energetic single ‘Little Ease’, Moore’s lyrics deliver a “short, sharp punch in the face” within three minutes of highly strung personal frustration from this EP. “It is just a chaotic ‘fuck you’ of a song”, he explains. “It comes from a general feeling of frustration at being led by men that are so far removed from the people they are meant to represent. I have nothing in common with the leaders of the country, be that politicians, business heads, media moguls, yet they set the rules and agenda for my life. I’m sure millions of people must feel the same”.

And he is correct. Most of the nation is wondering what austerity brought them, where the next war funded by their hard earned cash will be and how politicians become so disconnected from real life.

“I read an article online last year about the government being more like the colonial leaders of days gone by, instead of being the modern representatives of the people they claim to be. They are bloated, rubber skinned Lords, Etonian circle-jerk millionaires born and raised to rule, with no clue what it means to be a real citizen. I want nothing to do with them”.

Their message will certainly be heard by thousands as they hit the road to support Placebo on all 20 dates of their UK tour this month. The tour ends with two nights at the Hammersmith Apollo in London on 24th and 25th of March.

The Silent Men EP will be released on April 13th featuring three new tracks, including lead track ‘Little Ease’, political anthem ‘Silent Men’ and the catchy Afterdark, alongside 2 tracks from Stay Young. The EP acts both to introduce their music to a wider audience and give hints of what is to come from their album released later this year.

Pre-order the EP from iTunes.

See The Mirror Trap on the Placebo tour:

Mar 12            O2 Apollo, Manchester
Mar 13            O2 Academy, Sheffield
Mar 15            Waterfront, Norwich
Mar 16            De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Mar 18            O2 Academy, Birmingham
Mar 19            Colston Hall, Bristol
Mar 21            O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Mar 22            Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea
Mar 24            Hammersmith Apollo, Hammersmith
Mar 25            Hammersmith Apollo, Hammersmith

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