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Talk Show Share Part 2 In Their “Trouble” Collaboration With Eli Brown – Watch New Live Session Video

April 2, 2021
Photo credit: David J East
Talk Show Share part 2 in their “Trouble” collaboration with Eli Brown

The visceral live session video for “Trouble” produced by Joe Goddard is out

Collaborations between artists that inhabit different musical worlds can have a habit reaping powerful returns. A collision of cultures and collusion between unlike minds can provide renewed perspectives and inspirations, as comfort zones and well-worn paths become kicked and scuffed to reveal new territory under the influence of one another. Enter Eli Brown and Talk Show; Eli Brown with a lauded production career – and Calvin Harris collaborator on his Love Regenerator project – and Talk Show, rising South London punks named as Ones To Watch by the likes of NME and DIY, and featured by The Guardian, Dork, So Young, Clash, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1 and more.

When Eli Brown and Talk Show released the hard-hitting, explosive “Trouble” last month – superior techno shot-through with punk spirit and the inimitably charged vocal of Harrison Swann – it was clear that a partnership of some regard was forming, as it quickly drew approving nods from DJ Mag, Dork, i-D and NME. Talk Show’s Harrison Swann said at the time: On the surface we’re from different worlds, but once we got stuck into the writing it was clear we were actually a lot closer stylistically, aiming for the same atmosphere and feeling.

Now marks the turn of Talk Show to land the second blow in their one-two-punch “Trouble” collaboration, as they mine Eli Brown’s musical universe for darkly-hued atmospheres. As Talk Show take the lead, they employ a pensive, build-and-release motif, to pull off a performance full of confrontation and bite. Already well-known as a stirring live spectacle – having toured with the likes of Fontaines D.C., Squid, Warmduscher, The Garden and Fat White Family- producer Joe Goddard captures their spirit perfectly in this live session video. Watch below.

This collaboration is easily one of the most influential and essential amalgamations yet. The fierce vocal notes and the brooding and obscure intense instrumentation. Unpredictable, angular, and merciless- this masterpiece will blow you away. The searing attitude emits this gritty energy which instantly becomes a critical hook for the composition. Each musician weaves their powerful inflictions into the ravenous atmosphere that churns its commendable hypnotic notions and consistently showcases this expressive and immersive power. It’s unruly and intoxicating.

Talk Show singer and guitarist Harrison Swann comments on the new track: Getting into the studio to record the track with Joe and Al at the helm was a really great progression. The track evolved to become a different kind of beast. I did feel like I had to step up and deliver. Just when I went in to do the vocal takes, I do remember standing there in the vocal booth thinking, “right. I’ve gotta fucking blow this mic off it’s hinges”.”

“Trouble” is a collaboration that brings together two unstoppable forces, each tearing at the threads of what their respective genres are capable of. Listen across all platforms HERE.


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