Trash Kit - Horizon
Trash Kit are Rachel Aggs, Rachel Horwood and Gill Partington, three deeply creative individuals who play in a multitude of other groups including Sacred Paws, Halo Halo, Shopping, Bamboo, and Bas Jan.
Their 2019 album Horizon saw the band lyrically edge into an exemplary construct of the personal politic and the profound, quiet, almost unnoticed observations that we all make through each day without realising their true significance. Horizon finds itself abrim with themes, especially the notion of looking to the future, "personally as well as to the future of the band, the future of marginalised people making music, political futures, trying to imagine and re-imagine our world, thinking about what possibility and change sound like" attests Aggs. 'Coasting' which opens the album is concerned with "the end of the world and also the afterlife" and was written after Aggs read 'The Parable of the Sower' by the Afro futurist sci-fi writer Octavia Butler, a novel set in an apocalyptic California and featuring a protagonist in search of change and renewal. "When all this ends, without warning, where will we be?" sing Horwood and Aggs in robust unison. 'Sunset' draws on similar themes of ending and salvation, and proves equally ruminative. 'Dislocate' on the other hand is an upbeat sprint of spinning guitar and piano riffs showcasing both Rachels' overlapping vocal magnetism.
With this album Trash Kit have become intoxicated with collaboration and with Emma Smith and Serafina Steer contributing viola and harp to certain songs, and Dan Leavers adding his saxophone touches to 'Every Second', 'Horizon', 'Sunset', 'Disco' and 'Traffic Lights' that proves an triumphant decision. It goes further than that though as the band collaborate with their audience too, stepping in time to each other's impulse, giving and taking cues, building things up from new foundations. Trash Kit's approach to life as with music is one of openness, inclusion and potential and Horizon is an album with that in dutiful abundance. It is an album that forever listens for the next moment and will meet you once more at the vanishing point.
180g LP includes booklet of lyrics and drawings
CoverGirl - Paris Burns 7" EP
Bamboo - The Dragon Flies Away LP
Bamboo - Prince Pansori Priestess LP | CD
Bamboo - Daughters Of The Sky LP | CD
Shopping - Why Choose CD
Shopping - Unexpected Item 12" EP
Shopping - The Official Body LP | CD
Shopping - All Or Nothing LP | CD
Sacred Paws - Everyday 7"
Sacred Paws - Strike A Match LP | CD
Sacred Paws - Run Around The Sun LP | CD