Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

Radiohead, Tame Impala, Everything Everything, Yeasayer, Foals, The Temper Trap


band members

Tyler Shilling - Vocals, Synth, Programming; Daniel Booth - Guitar; Dominic Pelecanos - Guitar, Vocals; Samuel Mead - Drums; Alex Cusack - Bass.


Influences

Radiohead, Caribou, Foals, Everything Everything, David Bowie, Tame Impala, MGMT, TV On The Radio, Atoms For Peace, Yeasayer, The Mars Volta, John Frusciante


Website

trailstheband.bandcamp.com

Bio

Since 2013, prolific Brisbane songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tyler Shilling has collaborated with guitarist Daniel Booth to create an impressive collection of darkly introspective alt-rock arrangements. Since its humble inception at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, the creative partnership has blossomed into an exciting project: TRAILS. Combining hypnotic vocals, ethereal synths, intricate instrumental layerings and driving rhythms TRAILS delivers a powerfully distinctive signature sound.

Drawing inspiration from the towering riffs of Radiohead, the pop sensitivity of Everything Everything, the genre hopping sonic ornamentation of Yeasayer and the thunderous post rock rhythms of Foals, TRAILS delivers its own brand of densely dark alt rock. Tracks like IOU showcase TRAILS’ affinity for spiralling psychedelic solos, experimental synth licks and floating vocal harmonies. Their latest offering, Phasing Out evidences the band’s continued maturation, coupling their increasingly nuanced production with an ascendant progression and rich lyricism.

TRAILS’ lush sonic experimentation transfers seamlessly into a captivating 5-piece live show. Having spent the last few years shaping their live sound, performing alongside a number of up and coming local acts as well as sold out shows with Sydney's Ocean Alley, the band shows no signs of slowing with several new releases planned for the coming months. Coupling deft songcraft and intricate arrangements with mesmerising live performances, TRAILS is one of the most exciting up-and-coming acts on the Brisbane music scene.

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

31 Jul 2017

Triple J
35

Stadium ready indie rock.

Stadium ready indie rock.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

28 Jul 2017

Triple J
35

I loveee this! I get a little Temper Trap / Evermore feel to this. Full sounding production and ghostly but also, soothing vocals. What a charm.

I loveee this! I get a little Temper Trap / Evermore feel to this. Full sounding production and ghostly but also, soothing vocals. What a charm.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

19 Jun 2017

Triple J
30

Huge fan of all that layering and that hit at 1:43. It hits the spot perfectly!

Huge fan of all that layering and that hit at 1:43. It hits the spot perfectly!