Los Angeles-based alt-rock newcomers Trope have unveiled Lambs, the first single from their debut album Eleutheromania, arriving later in 2019 via Golden Robot Records.
With its hypnotic bass guitar hook and ocean-sized, rolling riff underpinning the incredibly powerful vocals of Canadian frontwoman Diana Studenberg, Lambs is the perfect appetizer for an album full of modern-rock masterpieces.
Diana says of the track “The first half of Lambs deals primarily with bullying and the second half discusses placing trust in people that only care for themselves, but come across as innocent (lambs), and the feeling of betrayal that comes from that. The song also addresses where one falls short in expecting returned kindness and the accumulation of pain from its lack thereof, as well as the cyclical damage to self that results from ignoring your own behaviours and the facts presented.”
While reminiscent of A Perfect Circle or Tool with female vocals, Trope are much more than that. Their rich textures push them into progressive realms while their melodies keep them rooted in the alternative rock world. Meaning they are just at home playing a track with a dozen time changes or a four-on-the-floor belter, making their live show a jaw dropping experience.
Trope formed in 2016, when guitarist/producer Dave Thompson showed vocalist Diana Studenberg the embryo of what came to be their first song, Lambs. The duo spent the next two years writing and recording while searching for bandmates who could keep up with the constant time signature changes and feel of their music.
Trope’s sound not only caught the ear of everyone at Golden Robot Records, it also got the attention of studio legend Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica) who engineered the band’s forthcoming debut Eleutheromania, with Thompson at the helm producing. David Bottrill (Tool, Peter Gabriel) consulted on the album and mixed it, while Ted Jensen (Green Day, Eagles) mastered the final product.
Trope have also confirmed they will be opening for rock legends The Cult in June and will be supporting the iconic King’s X on an 18-date European tour in September!
With The Cult
Friday, June 14: Grand Sierra Resort, Nevada USA
Summerfest with Royal Tusk & Switchfoot
Wednesday, July 3: Milwaukee, USA
With King’s X
Friday, Sept 6: Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany
Saturday, Sept 7: Veruno Musica Festival – Veruno, Italy
Sunday, Sept 8: Ninkasi Gerland – Lyon, France
Tuesday, Sept 10: Hirsch – Nuremberg, Germany
Wednesday, Sept 11: Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, Germany
Sept 13: Cultuurpodium Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Netherlands
Friday, Sept 14: Fabrik – Hamburg, Germany
Saturday, Sept 15: Die Kantine – Koln, Germany
Tuesday, Sept 17: Tramshed – Cardiff, UK
Wednesday, Sept 18: Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
Friday, Sept 20: Picturedrome – Holmfirth, UK
Saturday, Sept 21: Sage Gateshead Hall 2 – Gateshead Quays, UK
Sunday, Sept 22: The Garage – Glasgow, UK
Tuesday, Sept 24: Academy 2: Manchester, UK
Wednesday, Sept 25: KK’s Steel Mill – Wolverhampton, UK
Friday, Sept 27: Cambridge Junction – Cambridge, UK
Saturday, Sept 28: The Waterfront – Norwich, UK
Sunday, Sept 29: Islington Assembly Hall – London, UK