Tuesday 22 March 2022

Introduce Yourselves: TROY THE BAND

What is the name of your band?

Our band is called Troy The Band

What is the genre of music that you play?

We describe our sound as 'atmospheric stoner rock' because the underlying bass riffs and structure of our songs fit somewhere in the stoner rock spectrum, while our guitarist brings some shoegaze/psychedelic influences in their playing that, as the description suggests, creates a lot of atmospheric soundscapes with a heavy dose of reverb and delay in parts of the songs. That atmospheric sound also fits well with Craig's vocals that are both melodic and guttural.  

Can you give a brief history of the band of how it came together and where it is today?

We are a London based four-piece that formed in 2021 after our bassist Sean Durbin put out an ad on Gumtree that just said 'bassist seeks rest of band for stoner metal project.' Our drummer, Dan, happens to be Sean's flatmate so he was an easy addition to the project. Craig, our vocalist, was the first and only vocalist to reply to the ad, and he kept turning up to practice so he was in from the start. Finding a guitarist was actually the most difficult part, because none of us are originally from London and hadn't been here too long before lockdown, so we didn't have a lot of connections within the music scene to reach out too. Our guitarist, Sean Burn, joined in September 2021, and they really solidified the lineup and sound of the band. 

We are still a new band. We recorded the tracks that comprise our debut EP, The Blissful Unknown, in October last year. Since then, we've been working on designing our band logos and accompanying artwork and playing gigs along the way in preparation to release the EP, all while working on refining our existing set and writing new music. I think we are very proud of where we are after such a short time as a band, and we are really just looking forward to making more music and playing more live shows. 

What can people expect from your music?

As described above, they can expect atmospheric stoner rock. Heavy riffs, big soundscapes, melodic vocals. Sean and Sean put a lot of thought into the way they write riffs and the way their respective instruments interact with each other, which hopefully some listeners will appreciate too. 

What is the best release that folks should check out from your band?

Our only one so far: The Blissful Unknown, which is out of April 8! 

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