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Trust Punks at Lucha Lounge in Auckland

Trust Punks at Lucha Lounge in Auckland

Day 11 of May Month of Madness Marathon for NZ Music Month comes from progressively-minded Auckland band Trust Punks with “Gordian Knot” from their very fine album/ mini-album “Discipline”

When I discovered Trust Punks “Prone Hold” during last year’s May Marathon I described them as the Yes of noise rock. I meant it as a compliment.

And “Gordian Knot”, along with the rest of the LP, doesn’t disappoint. This is complex, unusually constructed post-punk post-rock guitar-rock full of twists and turns but also full of pop hooks and packing enough ideas and flourishes into each song to stand out as something special.

The LP should be in your local record store. if not, order it from the Spunk Records online shop.

Day 28 of the song-a-day-May NZ Music Month madness is ‘Prone Hold’ from Auckland quintet Trust Punks.

This is complicated and gravity-defying post-rock noise-pop. Every time I listen to it I hear new things going on here that I hadn’t noticed on previous listens.

In some ways Trust Punks seem like the Yes of noise rock.

Little tricky time changes, delicate guitar figures, soaring elegiac orchestral passages, noisy explosions of sound, squeaky vocals. Even Huf on trumpet for a mournful Salvation Army band atmosphere.

Is there anything this song is not? No there isn’t. ‘Prone Hold’ is just noisily, technically, obtusely, angularly, melodically, satisfyingly brilliant really.