unveil infectious indie debut ‘Every Time’
A North-West London based band peddling their own brand of unashamed guitar pop, Bare Traps are a four piece that met while studying at the University of Westminster; a place that also bore the likes of rock legends Pink Floyd. Disciples of popular music, they specialise in an innocent hedonism, eschewing the desire to be ‘cool’ or ‘edgy’; an eclectic collection of individuals from all over England, hell-bent on having a good time.
In the end their music boils down to this: with various members of the band having been through house fires, muggings, broken bones, inexplicable illness and lengthy hospital stays in the past twelve months, Bare Traps were in much need of a good cheering up, so made some fun music perfect to accompany your whiling away of the summer hours.
Every Time is the first single from a forthcoming 4 track EP, which will be released for free via the band’s social channels. Influenced heavily by the likes of Blood Orange, The Smiths and Foals, Every Time is a playful cocktail of moreish guitar hooks shaken up with an intoxicating sense of summer.
There’s no doubt that this is an irreverent band who love to poke fun at themselves and enjoy making music. But don’t let that fool you into thinking they don’t take things seriously. They conduct themselves with the utmost professionalism and are currently holding off on gigs in favour of sharing their music through the online medium. The group worked hard to produce the EP and single themselves, and managed to enlist the highly sought after John Davis (Bloc Party, Led Zeppelin, The Maccabees, Arctic Monkeys, Beady Eye and more) to do the mastering.
The results are impressive – slick and professional but with an undoubted wild side, Bare Traps are an antidote to the pretentious indie of modern times. And it’s almost time for the first dosage.
Bare Traps: Mikey Brown (Vocals), Luke O’Gorman (Guitar), John Grant (Keys/Bass), Scott Dillon (Drums)