Trash Kit – “Cadets” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Trash Kit is the London-based post-punk trio of Rachel Aggs, Rachel Horwood and Ros Murray. Their 17-song self-titled debut runs by in an energetic 27 minutes. When Upset! The Rhythm passed it along to me, they scribbled a note that referred to the sound as “Dirty Projectors meet the Raincoats.” That makes sense, but there’s a lot more going on in the joyful snippets, lo-fi no wave explosions, horn chants, scratchy violins, African fingerstyle guitars, Erase Errata echoes, ska-inflected interludes, that drumbeat from a traditional Filipino folk dance, etc. (You’ll also think about tUnE-YarDs — not just because of the colorful face paint.) This Charles Chintzer Lai-directed video for “Cadets” offers a nice intro and another angle. It takes a line-dancing village.


Trash Kit – “Cadets”

Here’s “Fame,” another track from the album.

Trash Kit – “Fame”

Trash Kit is out via Upset! The Rhythm.

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