KMP Bedford are extremely proud and excited to welcome TRASH KIT of Upset The Rhythm to Bedford Esquires! Having shared the stage with the likes of Deerhoof and The Ex, the band have also played at Stewart Lee’s ATP Festival and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth’s 60th birthday party. For fans of The Raincoats, The Slits, Marnie Stern, Sacred Paws, rhythmic guitar music. Tickets available at Seetickets: https://www.seetickets.com/event/trash-kit-guests/bedford-esquires/1397237
Trash Kit are Rachel Aggs (also of Sacred Paws), Rachel Horwood (also of Rozi Plain) and Gill Partington. They have a wild feel for melody, writing songs that pull at the reins with a spontaneous charm. Formed in 2009 by the two Rachels and original bassist, Ros Murray, they’ve since become the glowing core of London’s DIY underground. Their music is primal yet thoughtful, affirming yet sincere, drawing on the potential of post-punk and the naturalism of an internal folk music. With 2 albums under their belt, Trash Kit are set to release their new album Horizon on the 5th July.
Although Trash Kit have their forebears in bands like X-Ray Spex, The Slits and The Raincoats, their sound is very much their own take on facing forwards. Galloping polyrhythms, overlapping sung-spoke lyrics and entwining guitars are all drawn together into a taut unity, sounding wilfully alive. Both Rachels tangle their vocals with each other whilst expressive drumbeats and restless guitar flurries provide the rhythmic drive.
Aggs’ guitar playing is as much informed by African fingerstyle patterns as the percussive attitude of various no wave shredders. Horwood approaches her drumkit with an untamable freedom, pushing it into the realm of a vivid lead instrument. Trash Kit’s music is full of pauses, woven silence and punctuation too, and this is where the resonant, soulful bass finds a perfect home.
Support comes from Hitchin post-punk’s The Saboteurs.