Artist info


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.


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



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 by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

03 Aug 2018

Triple J

it's a curvy, soaring world you've created here.

it's a curvy, soaring world you've created here.


Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

19 Jun 2017

Triple J

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!