RELEASED      28OCT2020

FAT TROUT TRAILER PARK EP

FAT TROUT TRAILER PARK (Sean Raab) is a post-punk interpretation of how people in the future would think the past sounds like.

 

That's what you get when you combine the bare-boned, riff-heavy structure of early-2000s rock and roll and filter it through the kaleidoscopic lens of the 2010s psych revival, and the cut-and-paste approach and visceral impact of experimental electronica and hip-hop.

The forthcoming FAT TROUT TRAILER PARK EP takes influences as diverse as Tame Impala and Death Grips and twists them into an anarchic brawl, sparing few establishment institutions in its incisive critique of modern society.

 

Economic and environmental violence are both a looming presence on debut single "Fatberg", the initially restrained, then untamed "Gold" and the Television-indebted "Dirty Hands". "Backseat" spirals into the hedonism that follows a episode of depression, a phenomenon recalled on the EP's final track "Wendigo", which swerves through a Jekyll & Hyde narrative that explores bipolarity and the cocktail of disbelief, guilt, regret and relief that follows a bout of mania. 

 

"Salt", the record's sonic outlier, dives even deeper into personal history before resolving to address the FAT TROUT TRAILER PARK EP's overarching theme: 21st century disillusionment. 

Reflecting on his conservative religious upbringing in Belgium, Raab cuts a figure wracked with insecurity and fear, as an ASMR-esque vocal pits viciously competing internal voices against one another.  

As a collection, these six tracks introduce a self-produced musical polymath and his contribution to the resurgence and re-politicization of guitar-driven music. 

FAT TROUT TRAILER PARK

TEAM

UK PR: Ash Collins, Dry Stone Press (MGMT, Frank Ocean)

US PR: Mixed Media Works (The Strokes, My Chemical Romance)

AUS PR: AANTHOLOGIES (ORACLE SISTERS, PURPLE SNEAKERS)

UK RADIO: KARTEL (TEI SHI, MADGE)

US RADIO: SHINE ON (BEACH HOUSE, WEYES BLOOD)

TIMELINE

1 JUL- FATBERG

29 JUL - GOLD

19 AUG - WENDIGO

9 SEP - DIRTY HANDS

30 SEP - SALT

28 OCT - FAT TROUT TRAILER PARK EP + BACKSEAT (focus track)

CONFIRMED SUPPORT:   ALTERNATIVE PRESS     BEATS1 RADIO    CLASH      DORK       NME        DIY        BBC RADIO 1