Artist info

Genre

Pop


Bio

Between him and his friends, Tram Cops makes music somewhere in between 60’s psychedelic rock and 80’s synth-pop. His 7 piece band have cultivated a strong community around them, playing intense and engaging live shows and continuing to build upon what Triple J’s Tim Shiel has described as a ‘cult following' in Melbourne.

While not entirely averse to ritualistic satanic devil worship, Tram Cops did however release two bedroom recorded albums in 2018 - Even In My Dreams and Not Forever. These releases were praised for their lyrical honesty and heartfelt kookiness. They were both featured in Bandcamp's New & Notable editorial, while Unearthed's Tommy Faith called Even In My Dreams '..a stupidly good slice of art.' The lo-fi earnestness of these albums earned the band the opportunity to share the stage with acts such as Middle Kids, Mildlife & The Ocean Party by the end of the year.

During the first half of 2019 Tram Cops recorded his third album. Gab Strum (Japanese Wallpaper) and Simon Lam (Kllo) helped to produce and mix the record. The album's first single and title track, California Way, pays romantic homage to Californian counter-culture and the spirit of the 60's while the second single, Happy as Can Be, is an ode to love and psychedelia. The record is being released independently on October 25.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

18 Sep 2019

Triple J
40

delicate and sweet stuff from tram cops. fans of the babe rainbow will have no trouble inhabiting this world.

delicate and sweet stuff from tram cops. fans of the babe rainbow will have no trouble inhabiting this world.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

18 Sep 2019

Triple J
45

Excellently gentle and delicate but it also feels like a big warm hug. I love the wisdom too. This track is here to look after us.

Excellently gentle and delicate but it also feels like a big warm hug. I love the wisdom too. This track is here to look after us.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

18 Sep 2019

Triple J
45

This is quite simply delightful and the best thing ever released under the Tram Cops moniker, which already boasts an oeuvre of special, lo-fi soundbites. This one is more refined than any of the previous TC releases (that section around 1:20 is goosebump inducing) but maintains the bedroom naivete that makes Tram Cops what they are.

This is quite simply delightful and the best thing ever released under the Tram Cops moniker, which already boasts an oeuvre of special, lo-fi soundbites. This one is more refined than any of the previous TC releases (that section around 1:20 is goosebump inducing) but maintains the bedroom naivete that makes Tram Cops what they are.