TRILLS happened by accident. A love of a cappella gospel and folk brought them together, singing archival gems for the hell of it. A busking trip to Slovenia provided fertile ground to write their first original song, paving the way for the band’s future. Since then, TRILLS has morphed and evolved, growing into prolific songwriters with a knack for creating richly textured, harmony-saturated tracks that are both cinematic and sensitive, bold and haunting.
From humble beginnings awkwardly bringing their early folk ditties to London’s testosterone-heavy rock venues, the band has crafted a unique sound that has found them gracing the stages of Glastonbury, Latitude, XOYO, and even joining Robyn’s Honey Tour band at Alexandra Palace.
This month, they released their new single 'Super Blue Moon' and we love its ethereal beauty so much we knew we had to make this group our Artist Focus of the week!
Super Blue Moon is a gossamer-like ballad, all diaphanous synths and interweaving ethereal harmonies. Touching on the anxieties and loneliness of adolescence, the track recalls those moments in youth when burgeoning, complex emotions and sexuality start clouding a world we thought we understood.
Written for playwright Tallulah Brown’s critically acclaimed 2018 show Songlines (The Guardian, The Times, Elle), the single has been bolstered from its original stripped-back stage form by Johan Hugo’s delicate production (Self Esteem, Baaba Maal, Mumford & Sons, Miguel, The Very Best).
TRILLS’ sonic imprint has seen their work showcased on a number of high-profile TV shows and films, including the latest season of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black. Catch their single ‘Speak Loud’ closing the first episode of Apple TV+’s inaugural series, The Morning Show, which was released on November 1st.
Influences: First Aid Kit, Sylvan Esso, Haim, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton, Robyn, The Be Good Tanyas, Dixie Chicks, Tune-Yards, Johnny Flynn, Bruce Springsteen, Warpaint, Prince, The Beatles, All Saints, Lorde, Van Morrison, Laura Marling, Anna Meredith, Fleetwood Mac