Trimm are an Indie Rock n Roll outfit from Alloa, Scotland, consisting of Jacob Franklyn, Micheal Wareing and Scott Archibald. They’ve eloquently depicted themselves as “three lads with instruments creating music at the arse-end of an industrial estate, gigging in wee pubs in our hometown and occasionally venturing into Glasgow and Edinburgh”.
After they’ve braved the built-up areas of Scotland, they’re building up their discography of retro-inspired tunes.
Here’s a quick chat with Trimm…
Who are your major influences and inspirations and why?
Oasis, Black keys, Stone Roses, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Arctic Monkeys and everything in between these guys knew how to write anthems and there live performances were and are full of passion, Class and mastery of there instruments and style. They blend genres and pick up where bands before them left off but with there own twist.
Sum up the band in five words.
Raw, honest, energy, grooves, riffs.
Who writes your songs?
Jacob Franklyn (guitarist and vocalist), and myself Scott Archibald (bassist). Sheepy (drums) chips in from time to time when we let him.
What are the main themes/topics of your songs?
Most of our songs write themselves, we don’t decide on a theme usually. We think the listener should and can decide what the songs are about, that’s what’s great about music.
Favourite underground/unsigned band at the moment?
Our favourite underground band at the moment would be our mates Vida. They come from the same area as us, and are a great bunch of lads: Worked hard to get their band to where they are now on the underground scene, and they’ve got a unique sound and know how to get the crowd going.
What’s in your CD player right now or the last song you streamed?
The last song I streamed was ‘Wild Thing’ by the Troggs, heard it in the radio the other day- absolute tune.
What are you like live?
We are full of energy. No standing around gazing at the fretboard, but the gigs are always better when there’s a good crowd and they’re a bit mental.
Do you have any up and coming gigs?
Aye, we’re playing at King Tuts in Glasgow on the 14th of September. It’s a Thursday, but that’s no excuse.
You’re stranded on a desert island and only allowed one album; what is it?
Has to be a Ministry of Sound dance album, surely?
What’s on the horizon and what can we look forward to from you?
We have our second EP on the way, and it’s going too sound mega, so keep your heads on a swivel folks.
INSTRUMENT OF CHOICE-
Glasgow Rangers F.C.
Austin Powers/ Conor McGregor.
BEST COMEDY SHOW-
Big Lez Show.
Adidas Originals/Fred Perry/Pretty Green.
Adidas Originals/Dessie boots.
AT THE BAR-
GIG YOU WISH YOU’D BEEN AT-
NIGHT OUT WITH ANYONE-
TOP 3 TUNES OF ALL TIME-
Can’t choose 3, that would be unfair on all the others.
TOP OF THE POPS-
Pop music is quality can’t be all huffy puffy just because there’s no rock in there.
Absolutely Fuckin’ Deadly.