Having released two acclaimed singles on Moshi Moshi, supported the likes of Foals, Two Door Cinema Club and Esben and the Witch as well as performing on Channel 4’s Abbey Road Debuts, Trophy Wife’s eagerly anticipated EP, 'Bruxism', will be released on October 17th as the inaugural release on Blessing Force’s newly launched label.
Trophy Wife saw this EP as a means to take themselves out of their comfort zone. Having previously written and recorded in a very insular way, the trio instead took an experimental approach by using a different producer for each track. They travelled to Berlin to work with acclaimed electronic artist/producer Ewan Pearson, then collaborated with Oxford acolytes Yannis from Foals and Andrew Halford. The title track has been produced by James Yuill whilst the EP’s opener 'Canopy Shade' brought Trophy Wife together with one of their longstanding musical heroes, Plaid.
This opening track from the EP, 'Canopy Shade', is streaming now over on the band's Soundcloud page via an embeddable player: http://soundcloud.com/trophywifeband/trophy-wife-canopy-shade-1
Bruxism – the title and a running theme of the EP - is the habitual, involuntary grinding or clenching of the teeth that usually occurs during sleep.
Each member of Trophy Wife suffers from a different sleep disorder, and the lyrics on Bruxism reference sleep and dreams as well as the often chemically induced moments in waking life that feel dreamlike. Sleeping disorders are at once both universal and highly personal, everyone suffers from them in one way or another yet they are only really shared between the sufferer and their sleeping partners. They exist in a strange silent world between your dreams and your waking hours and often define how both feel.
Upcoming live shows
Friday 9th September – Hope, Brighton
Saturday 10th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight
Saturday 24th September – Underground Festival, Gloucester
Tracklisting: 1. Canopy Shade (Produced by Plaid and Trophy Wife), 2. Bruxism (Produced by James Yuill and Trophy Wife), 3. Seven Waves (Produced by Andrew Halford, Aidan Laverty and Trophy Wife), 4. Sleepwalks (Produced and mixed by Ewan Pearson), 5. Wolf (Produced by Yannis Philippakis)