Trash Kit – ‘Confidence’

Long time coming second effort from the vibrant DIY trio

Trash Kit have taken over four years to release this follow-up to their self-titled debut album. That might be cause for alarm if they were at all concerned with exploiting the hype cycle. Cheerfully, they’re not: they’re three London-based women who thrive in the city’s DIY culture, and have spent the interim years busy with other projects, like guitarist Rachel Aggs’ excellent Shopping, who recently supported Merchandise. ‘Confidence’ finds them jumbling sharp rhythms and supportive harmonies. Glibly speaking, it’s post-punk, but there’s an adventurous jazz spirit (‘Shyness’) and the more jagged side of C86 (‘Beach Babe’) here too. The record prizes joy and vibrancy, two qualities especially evident on the sax-heavy ‘Medicine’.

Noel Gardner

Details

Record label: Upset The Rhythm
Release date: 15 Dec, 2014