• Sammie Starr

Album Review: Trash Heads 'Vandalism'

UK alternative rock band Trash Heads comes back bigger and better than ever with sophomore album Vandalism.



When looking at alternative UK Kent native rock band Trash Heads, words cannot deny the experience behind their songwriting and fierce instrumental delivery. From their first 2015 album, SkyScraper Heartbreaker, their nostalgic 90's trip down memory lane made us crave their instrumental sound that explored a myriad of flavors within the rock genre that made the scene pay attention to their presence.

“Drawing in all the musical soundscapes we have come to hear impressively into one arena-worthy experience, "Vandals" takes listeners on one last nostalgic adventure. With one of the most massively aurally intense solo guitar finishers on the record, "Vandals" is in a class all on its own on this album.”

Now Trash Heads return with their new album, Vandalism, another exciting work that took five years of hard work to accomplish, Trash Heads is proving that the frustrations of modern life can't keep them from making another solid record. Putting their heart and soul into this record, Vandalism takes the chaos the world currently finds itself in and makes it infectiously engaging to its listeners.


Starting with heavy-hitter track, "Scattergun," Trash Heads comes out steamrolling with a much more raw, punk-oriented direction. With assailing guitars and punchy percussive intonations, it's everything we need to get us ready for what's to come for the rest of the album.


Another juncture that many listeners will enjoy is "Wrecking Ball." Though only the second track on the record, Trash Head is coming out fully loaded with melodic energy and classic alternative punk beatitude that will keep listeners coming back for more.


"None Of The Above" provides a nice euphonic change of pace to the album but doesn't take away from the gorgeous wispy 90s alternative rock soundscape this band has sublimely curated throughout this whole experience.


Something worth noting on Vandalism is the 40-second interlude (One of the Above), a tastefully done acoustic number that exudes hypnotic charm and sonic distinction that listeners will adore.


Vandalism confidently closes with one of the best songs on the record, "Vandals." Drawing in all the musical soundscapes we have come to hear impressively into one arena-worthy experience, "Vandals" takes listeners on one last nostalgic adventure. With one of the most massively aurally intense solo guitar finishers on the record, "Vandals" is in a class all on its own on this album.


Vandalism is a cohesive work that shows Trash Heads has done the work to bring a more uniform sound on this album this time around. Building momentum with each track sustained with spry sweeping guitar strings and thought-provoking lyricism, Vandalism is a step above its predecessor. If they continue to deliver such artfully crafted albums such as this, Trash Heads deserves a place in the future of the alternative scene.



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