Trust Fund has released his new album We have always lived in The Harolds and obviously it’s completely wonderful. It’s the third LP that the Bristolian has released in about 2 years which is itself phenomenal.
The 9-track album feels more lo-fi and scrappy, but at the same time features finds Ellis Jones branching out into surprisingly experimental areas. We’ve obviously not had enough time to truly digest the album but already it seems a world apart from his previous releases. Tracks like ‘¬¬¬creepin’ find his vocals deeper in the mix than normal, with synths being brought to the fore instead of the usual guitar and ‘Would that be an adventure’ is even more surprising Featuring a lonely whirring organ and Ellis’ voice heavily autotuned, literally the only reference point I can think of is Kanye.
His wry and angsty lyrics are still present throughout, whilst ‘Crab Line’ could be one of his most energetic songs yet. Trust Fund will be supporting the incredible Mitski on her European tour, dates which you can see below:
Sep 20 The Workmans Club Dublin, Ireland
Sep 24 Loppen, Christiania København K, Denmark
Sep 26 Paradiso Kleine Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sep 27 Brotfabrik Frankfurt, Germany
Sep 30 Le Pop Up du Label Paris, France
Oct 01 The Green Door Store Brighton, UK
Oct 02 Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK
Oct 05 Manchester The Deaf Institute Manchester, UK
Oct 06 The Dome, Tufnell Park London, UK
Stream the new album via bandcamp below: