The Trusted – The Innocent

The Trusted make their first appearance on Vodka with a great indie-pop tune, The Innocent (seen/heard here), that melds present-day indie-pop with 70′s post-punk. It’s a sound that works very well for this UK four-piece! There is something exuberantly positive in the feeling that this track evokes, even as the band sings of wanting more and being, perhaps, a little too willing to believe that they can have it all:

“Hanging from the edge of nothing
with a pair of dangerous eyes
I’m hungry for something else
stuck in an endless suicide
yeah will someone help me drag these heavy bones
I’m stealing more than I can take
so will you get up and tear down your house of cards
and find a way to elevate
We could have it all”

That sentiment is backed up by a perfect pop melody and a refrain that will have you singing it with the second listen:

“So wake up, yeah we feel the same way
We can’t live without it
so wake up, yeah we feel the same
we play our souls like an instrument
and sing for the innocent“

There isn’t a grand statement that can be made about the music’s complexity, but who cares about complexity when the execution is so good and the melody so clean that you can wash your face with it? Certainly not me. In the course of writing this review, I’ve found myself returning to the track a number of times-not to get something more out of it but to re-capture that feel-goodness that literally bleeds from it.

So who is The Trusted? The band is made up of Dave Batchelor (drums), Dale Holt-Mead (guitar), and brothers Fin (bass guitar) and Tom Cunningham (vocals, guitar). It’s a strong combination. You can tell that the band feels, emotionally, through their instruments and vocals, which allows for a well balanced blend of everything. 

Currently, the band has only a couple of singles under their belts, but that is bound to change in the coming months. You can find more information on The Trusted, by heading up to their website which has all of the social links you require. Check out this band and see if you, too, are left wanting more!

Note: With Covid-19 still around, probably to be with us for some time, artists like The Trusted and many others need your purchases to keep their heads above water. If your situation allows it, consider purchasing more in these tough times. –Vodka