New album Seems Unfair released October 30th via Turnstile
New single and video for ‘Football’ online now
Tour with Speedy Ortiz in Oct // Headline tour in Nov
And in that conversation, Ellis Jones, aka Trust Fund, perhaps sums up why so many people cannot shake their undying love for the nation’s sport.
Or, perhaps more emphatically, as Ellis sings in the new Trust Fund single and video:
“when you stop feeling weird in 10, or 12, or 15 years, what will we even have to talk about…? FOOTBALL!”
Football, appearing here as a video clip by Bristol savant James Hankins, is the latest single to be taken from Trust Fund’s forthcoming album Seems Unfair, out October 30th via Turnstile. Watch the video now on YouTube.
Seems Unfair comes just months after their acclaimed debut No One’s Coming For Us, which was released in February of this year. Despite the short time between records, Seems Unfair is a marked progression in terms of song-writing and production, this time recorded by Hookworms’ MJ in Suburban Home studios, Leeds. Seems Unfair retains the vital excitement that made the debut release such a delight, whilst refining the pop sensibilities and never shying from the self-reflection and attention to detail that has already singled out Ellis Jones as a lyrical talent.
‘Dreams’, Seems Unfair’s first single is playful and reflective and quickly became a favourite on BBC Radio 6Music, as well as winning praise from NME, Noisey, DIY and Stereogum. Follow-up single ‘Football’ is a triumphant shrug toward ennui and self-doubt, hitting melodic heights previously unheard by Trust Fund.
A more ambitious record than their debut, Seems Unfair sees Trust Fund truly hone and sharpen their musical craft, as demonstrated in the unashamedly rocky ‘4thAugust’ and the slow-burning and climatic title track. As lyrically heartfelt as it is, Seems Unfair consistently pushes Trust Fund’s sound, with no detriment to the excitement and euphoria of the record.
An outfit borne of community, Trust Fund are a changing group of musicians led chiefly by Ellis Jones. Having previously played alongside the likes of Los Campesinos! and Joanna Gruesome, Trust Fund will tour with Speedy Ortiz in October, before a headline show at London’s The Lexington on November 4th. Tickets for all shows are available now.
1. Michal’s Plan
3. 4th August
4. Mother’s Day
5. Seems Unfair
8. Scared II
9. Big Asda
10. Can You Believe
15 Oct – The Haunt, Brighton * TICKETS
16 Oct – Sound Control, Manchester * TICKETS
17 Oct – Whelan’s Dublin * TICKETS
18 Oct – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds * TICKETS
21 Oct – The Dome, London * TICKETS
22 Oct – Stereo, Glasgow * TICKETS
4 Nov – The Lexington, London ^ TICKETS
5 Nov – JT Soar, Nottingham ^ TICKETS
6 Nov – The Fulford Arms, York ^ TICKETS
7 Nov – Central Bar, Newcastle ^ TICKETS
12 Nov – The Cookie, Leicester ^ TICKETS
13 Nov – The Hop, Wakefield ^ TICKETS
14 Nov – The Boileroom, Guildford ^ TICKETS
*supporting Speedy Ortiz
^with Alimony Hustle