Bruno Mars, Charice Pempengco, Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls, Apl.De.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas. They are just some of the many Filipinos who are now famous worldwide, for their music talent. So when I heard that there's a Pinoy in the art-alternative rock group from London, UK called Trailer Trash Tracys, I may not be surprised at all, but I feel proud of me being Filipino :)
The Filipino guitarist is Jimmy Lee, who moved from Manila to London few years ago. He is known to be openly against the "Americanization" of the Philippines, in a recent interview of BBC he said that, "The alternative art and music scene has been squashed in the Philippines with mainstream American garbage, and a lot of Filipino acts try to emulate these plastic American counterparts…hence why i called the band Trailer Trash Tracys, a homage to this brain-washing." Which is so true, here in the Philippines most people loved auto-tuned songs and patronized celebrities with music album who can't really sing.
Trailer Trash Tracys – aka Suzanne Aztoria (vocals) from Sweden, Jimmy Lee (guitar), Adam Jaffrey (bass) and Dayo James (drums) risen from what was called the "lo-fi" scene that was evident in New York and London. Hearing the band for the first time it somewhat remind me of The Cure, from West Sussex. Locally they somehow sounds like my favorite Pedicab and the now defunct Hale, with a different twist. A random comment on one of their Youtube video said, "Wow i just discovered you guys today, and i am super happy! I think I know who's album I am going to buy next!"
The rock group signed to UK record label Domino Recordings, Trailer Trash Tracys will release an album in January 2012. They are currently on tour in Europe, and have risen from the underground scene, to signing a record deal, and having a growing fan base.
Trailer Trash Tracys are releasing their single on October 31st called "You Wish You Were Red" and another song called "Engelhardt's Arizona". To hear the samples of their songs, just listen to these tracks;
Trailer Trash Tracys - Candy Girl
Trailer Trash Tracys - Dies in 55
Their new release under Domino Records, which you can now pre-order:
Support Filipino talents by liking them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/trailertrashtracys and visit their website at http://trailertrashtracys.com/ :)
- 25/10 - The Garage, London, UK
- 27/10 - Point Ephémère, Paris, France
- 01/11 - Electric Showrooms, London, UK
- 02/11 - The Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK
- 22/11 - Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds, UK
- 23/11 - The Old Blue Last, London, UK
- 24/11 - The Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
- 25/11 - Midi Festival, Toulon, France