When the sleazy synth workings of the then-titled Trust first arrived on the scene, it was like opening a dimensional portal into a bizarre shadow universe of sordid, brooding synths. That
When the sleazy synth workings of the then-titled Trust first arrived on the scene, it was like opening a dimensional portal into a bizarre shadow universe of sordid, brooding synths.
That universe came courtesy of Canadian electronic musician Robert Alfons and was first served up on his 2012 debut album TRST. Compositions such as ‘Dressed For Space’ and ‘Sulk’ oozed a frenetic energy that bristled with a sinister quality. Along for the ride at the time was Maya Postepski, who later bashed the skins for baroque pop outfit Austra (and who also developed her own solo outing under the guise of Princess Century). This gothic synth-pop approach established Trust as an act to keep an eye on.
2019 sees TR/ST return with two new albums titled Destroyer – 1 and Destroyer – 2. The tracks for the albums were recorded by Alfons in Los Angeles, but also with some sessions in the more rural parts of his native Ontario. The TR/ST frontman describes the first album (due out this April) as “really intense, sort of promiscuous in its sound.” The second album (scheduled for release later in the year) is rumoured to be much darker and in all likelihood tracking much more closely to the material on debut album TRST.
Please note that the venue has since been upgraded to The Steel Yard.
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Steel Yard
13-16 Allhallows Lane, EC4R 3UL