“Trevor’s Head present chunky stoner riffage from the deepest darkest recesses of Redhill, Surrey. Every song has plenty of powerful grit and the pace picks up with punky, driving aggression, all wrapped up in warm desert-fuzz tone. ” – DESERTFEST
“The perfect mix of Stoner, Blues, Grunge, Desert Rock and Hard Rock with soulful vocals to match” – OUTLAWS OF THE SUN
“As their track record suggests, (Trevor’s Head) seem locked in a state of perpetual evolution and experimentation, and for that, they have to be lauded.” – THE SLUDGELORD
“A band unwilling to stay confined within the boundaries of a specific genre or sound and who in making this stance have created their own genre…. Get inside Trevor’s Head – it’s a great place to be!” – PSYCHLIST
A warm welcome to our latest signing, Redhill rockers Trevor’s Head. APF Records will be releasing their new album “Soma Holiday” on 30th April 2018, just in time for their performance at this year’s Desertfest London. “Soma Holiday” contains 13 genre defying (and genre defining) songs which, whilst rooted in stoner rock, take the listener on a journey through moments of grunge, punk, indie rock, hardcore, early Neil Young, ska, country, prog and much more besides. We caught up with drummer Matt Ainsworth before the campaign begins.
Welcome to the APF family. How you feeling?
Pretty damn good! We’re only two months into the year and some really cool stuff is happening for us as a band.
For those not in the know, tell us how Trevor’s Head got together and what you’ve achieved so far?
Trevor’s Head started up as a bunch of mates who met in college about 10 years ago, we’ve had a couple of lineup changes over time, but it settled nicely into the trio that it is now in 2014. So far, we’ve self released two albums, two EPs, played over four hundred gigs and grown as songwriters and performers. Now we’re on APF.
What’s the best gig you’ve ever played and what made it special?
The launch party we had for the release of our last album, “Tricolossus”, was something pretty special. The place was rammed, there was toilet paper flying everywhere, there were stage invasions, crates of beer were being passed around, Roger ended up inside the ceiling after removing part of it… it was just a greasy, mental gig. The audience was awesome and so were the support bands, who are all good mates of ours… Cavalli, Junkyard Choir, and Danny Dangerously. Check ‘em all out!
Tell us about the recording of Soma Holiday. Any tales from the sessions?
The recording itself was quite intensive. Foel Studio is in an extremely remote area in Wales, so there aren’t very many distractions! We laid down the basic tracks live, then overdubbed the vocals, some of the lead guitar parts and all the extra stuff like synths and fire extinguishers. We binged pretty hard one night and ended up doing our own take on country music till past dawn, but that hasn’t gotten on the record…
Which of the new songs are you most proud of, and why?
There’s a track called “Sleepstate” which is one of the most ambitious things we’ve done so far, there’s a lot of different layers in there, particularly the middle parts. “Ghost” is another one. Heavy, spacey and punky. We’re proud of the record as a whole, though.
You’re booked to play this year’s Desertfest London, which is quite a coup! Nervous? Which other bands on the lineup are you looking forward to seeing?
Nervous? Us? Haha, maybe a little! The reality’s kind of only just dawned on us! It’s going to be a right blast. Really looking forward to catching Black Moth, Church Of Misery, Zeke, Casual Nun, Graveyard, Tuskar, Pist, Morass Of Molasses, Hawkwind… Could just reel off the whole lineup, couldn’t we?
Reveal something about Trevor’s Head you’ve never talked about in public before?
Nothing to say that hasn’t already been said, really. Apart from Aaron’s crippling dependency on fried chicken. But that’s pretty dark, man. You don’t want to hear about that.
What’s your aspirations with this band? Where would you like to be in 5 years time?
Still gigging our arses off and having a great time of it! We’d also like to have made a few more records that we’re really proud of, too. The continuing development of us as a band as well as a bunch of mates is really rewarding.
What’s your favourite venue to play? And any places you’ve not gigged in but would like to?
The Bird’s Nest in Deptford seems to have become our spiritual home over the last couple of years, we’ve been putting on monthly stoner/doom/sludge/psych nights there and it’s always an awesome time. Great bar staff, sound man and audience. Totally run for the music. We’d like to get more shows up north… Sheffield, Leeds and Nottingham are some places we haven’t been to yet.
You’ve joined a label which now has 16 bands on the roster. Which is your favourite of the bands on APF Records and why?
Probably have to go with Under or Desert Storm. They’re both fucking class bands and really good guys to boot. We’re looking forward to being part of the family!
Finally, anything to declare?
We fucking love your label, mate.