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Track Of The Day #623: Trust Fund – Cut Me Out

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Bristol musician Trust Fund (centred on Ellis Jones and featuring a rotating line-up of friends) just finished supporting Los Campesinos! on four dates around the UK. To coincide with this he’s just released ‘Cut Me Out’ to the public (more immediate than some of his earlier more lo fi work) it’s an ace bedroom fuzz pop tune that’s anxious jangle, trembling cymbals and kick drum twitch, convulses abrasively like an early Pixies or Husker Du classic, stripped to the bone. Teetering on the precipice of this schizo-punky-rhythm with its multiple chorus false starts and fizzing riffs, is Ellis Jones’s tortured falsetto that’s part Daniel Johnston part Sparklehorse serrating its way through the fear of rejection: “im sorry if i accidentally implied/ im sorry if i explicitly promised/ im sorry if i definitely deliberately lied/ for every night for 18 months of your life/ i dont know why i did that” This is deliriously addictive.


Trust Fund has taken a step from small cassette runs on bedroom labels to sign to much-esteemed label Turnstile for the release of his debut album ‘No one’s coming for us’, out 9th February 2015.

Trust Fund – who recently released a split 12″ with Welsh punks Joanna Gruesome – joins the likes of Perfume Genius, Cate le Bon, Christopher Owens, and Gruff Rhys on the Cardiff-based independent label Turnstile’s roster.

‘No one’s coming for us’, largely self-recorded by Ellis at his Bristol home, will come out on 12″ record and digitally through Turnstile just ahead of Valentine’s Day – and is available for pre-order now.

Pre-order from Turnstile now: http://po.st/TFpreorder

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