Saint Albans pop punkers Trash Boat took to Concorde 2 to join up with legendary ska punks Less Than Jake for the second date of their massive UK and EU summer tour.
If you got the Regular Show reference, good on you, you spend as much time watching children’s cartoons as us. Trash Boat have been on the up and up since arriving on the scene in 2014, joining golden state label Hopeless Records (home to Milk Teeth, All Time Low, etc), performing at Download Festival earlier this year, and are currently on a co-headlining UK tour with Blood Youth.
Winning over the crowd with their high spirits and classic pop punk sound that steered away from generic happy-go-lucky teenage life crap that has plagued the genre since the noughties, in favour of a more down to earth tone. Especially in the case of ‘Perspective’, with frontman Tobi stating it “was written about one of the shittest times in my life”.
In the last few years we’ve seen a rise in quality pop punks acts coming out of Britain, giving the genre a new life here in the UK, with Trash Boat at the forefront of this revival. 2015 is the year of Trash Boat, and with the way things are going, this won’t be the last you’ve heard of them.
Concorde2, Sunday 12th July 2015
Words and photos by Charles Shepherd