How did you come up with the band name?
We came up with the name Trophys after running through a few different names, me and Mitch just sat up until the break of dawn saying words to each other. We were initially going to call ourselves Tropics or Frames but we thought thats a bit lame, so we came up with Trophys because we're winners.
What artists and genres have you taken influence or inspiration from to create your sound?
For me personally, artists like Washed Out, Neon Indian, IS TROPICAL, Egyptian Hip Hop stuff like that has had a major influence on us, but also Kents hardcore scene has had a major impact on how I view music, shows and bands. How you can do it all yourself.
What are your hopes and aspirations for the future?
I guess every band or every person who plays an instrument, somewhere in them they want to make it big. But we're only young guys we're just concentrating on getting as far as we can, pushing our music to the limits! Sounds arrogant but we love what we do and we believe in it.
Any up and coming gigs and releases?
We've gota few shows lined up! They will be dropping soon but our main show at the moment is with you Future Sound Share!
How do you see the music being sold in the future? Where will the bands income come from?
Hmm, I guess music will either loose all face value or for the near future, physical releases continuing to go back to vinyl and cassette. That sort of stuff makes music and bands merch more collectable.
If you could go on tour and support a band right now, who would it be?
This is tough! I would love to support The Horrors, Is Tropical or Toro Y Moi, uhhh someone outrageous like Tupac would be awesome, jk
If you could change one thing or do one thing better what would it be?
Finish off songs quicker most definitely.
Excluding this interview, what has been the best thing to happen to you since forming?
Getting all the amazing feedback and hype from people all over the world about our songs!
What advice would you give new artists?
It's tough to say because we ourselves are a new act too, you've got to be persistent, believe in your songs and yourself, don't take no for an answer and think outside the box.
Name 3 up and coming bands that are rocking your world at the moment?
Where we come from there is no scene whatsoever, in my opinion anyway so music like ours is like impossible to get out other than facebook. But our good friends bands like SLAVES are really great! new demo released, a solo artist named Es Muss Sein, she's a good friend of ours and is definitely going places! Also Sincerity are sick! Nice and heavy metalcore all from our town!
If i asked you to provide a nonsensical response to a question that i hadn't even thought of yet, what would your answer be?
Bake a cake for your cats birthday and like Trophys.
Thanks for that and anything else you would like to share about your band…..doesn't have to make any sense at all……
Er we're avid film watchers, our favourite ones are Pineapple Express and Anchorman, if you ever bump into us in real life we'll more than likely quote either of those films so brush up on your drug humour.