May 25, 2017 |

A Trust Unclean take on the A-Z challenge!

A Trust Unclean take on the A-Z challenge!

May 25, 2017 |

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A Trust Unclean are one of the hottest up-and-coming underground bands in the UK. If you're a fan of the likes of Thy Art Is Murder and/or The Black Dahlia Murder then you should get a load of these! Their debut label release Parturition drops via Basick Records on June 2 and is a cracker! We asked the band to take on our A-Z challenge:

A song that made you want to make music?

For me (Shunt [Steven Hunt, guitar]) I heard 'Cold Sweat' by Thin Lizzy courtesy of my uncle, that song is stacked with riffs, solos and pinch harmonics, I was blown away.

Best rider you've ever had?

Gotta be biased with this one and say Angelo (our manager) who is also a promoter in London, he whips up some mad chicken creation every show he put us on!

Craziest moment you've experienced in the band?

Well going back a few years we played with Exit Ten in a 1000 cap venue when we were really not ready for it, nor did we fit the bill for that matter... but we gave our all and then got to get drunk with Exit Ten and we had a reet laff!!

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

Track: Exonerate “Evil flowing freely from every cell inside me. Chaos incarnate. I Personify void. Hate swells inside my heart is devoid of empathy. I know not the struggles of your cause. Isolated from you emotionally a machine with directive to eradicate.” This lyric was written about the realisation that in some situations as hard as you try you'll end up making things much worse... emo asf mate!

Easiest song you wrote?

Exonerate off our new cd just flew out of Mikey's head - the flow is so natural and for me it stands out as so.

Favourite song in your set?

Personally I really enjoy playing Aeon from the New EP which you can come and buy from us personally at our EP Release show Friday 2nd June. It consists of hard fucking riffs building to a slammer of a groove at the end. It’s just completely my cuppa tea personally.

Guest you'd most like to feature on your record?

We tried really hard to get some guest vocals on this record but ultimately ran out of time having exhausted our options, in our sights were Adam Warren from Oceano and both the dudes from Despised Icon. One can dream...

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Travel is a bit of a shit for us, some members don't drive and with two new members we've spread out slightly more across the UK.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Our drummer’s a virgin (unconfirmed).

Jokes you have in the band?

We think our vocalist Kyle secretly fancies our drummer Noah... And we all wish we were gangster rappers, and after a few beers the 'bars' start to 'flow' and it's pretty painful stuff. Anyone who’s toured with us will know...

Key to writing a song?

Write a slammer of a riff and write around it, we've always been a riff-first vocals-after unit so it's a breakdown or a tremolo section first and then vibe with it.

Longest distance you've travelled to play a show?

As we speak I'm lying in the van looking at the routing for the tour we’re currently on - towards the end of the run we have Glasgow to Margate, which is a pretty aggressive drive to say the least. We hope this to change once we start playing overseas.