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CD Review: THE TRADE “Fight Club”

The Trade

The Trade have a captivating and refreshing indie rock sound that uses power along with melodies and harmonies that make them brightly breezy with a solid and sharp edge. The great guitar and vocal style along with those catchy bass and drum lines effervescing away is just perfectly playable. Real get up and go music.

The Trade Bio

The Trade are five young musicians hailing from the sleepy Scottish town of Forfar, who pride themselves on their stomping anthems that are ‘fighting to get out’. The band are made up of Ross Milne on vocals, Bobo Martin on drums, Liam Moir on rhythm guitar, Craig Murray on lead guitar and backing vocals and Drew McLaren on bass and backing vocals. Having been together since 2008 they have established themselves quickly in the Scottish music scene and with extensive gigging they have fine tuned their music. Their sound is not to be missed and their live performances engage their audiences with their sing-along, clap-along anthems, with energy and fire that carries on long after the gig has ended.

It has been The Trade’s ambition to take their music along with their amazing energy to as many people as possible. Their massive and very loyal fan base continues to grow day by day and is a testament to their continuing hard work. In their time together the five-piece have already played in some of the country’s most prestigious venues such as King Tuts, The O2 Academy, ABC, The Doghouse, Cabaret Voltaire and Moshulu, and have taken their sound further afield with a tour of Ireland.

At the end of 2008 The Trade entered the studio to record the thirteen track demo entitled “Empire.” 2009 saw the band back in the studio to record their EP “Breakdown”, featuring indie stomper “The Dealer” – the video of which received airplay on the digital TV service “Virgin On Demand.”

The Trade have worked with producer Jeff Allen (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Belle and Sebastian) at CaVa Studios, Glasgow to record their new single”Fight Club”. April 2010 sees the band begin work with Jamie Savage, at the prestigious Chem19 recording studio, on the recording of their album“Lie In The Dark”, which will be released on June 14th.

Give them a Listen, they are Building an Empire.

The album release will be preceded by a 14 date “Lie in The Dark” UK album launch tour, which will see The Trade take their amazingly catchy tunes nationwide for the first time. Confirmed dates so far include:
May 21st – Notty House, Sheffield / May 23rd – The Library, Leeds / May 25th – The Port Mahon, Oxford
May 26th – Death Disco, London / May 27th – The Spare Room, Birmingham / May 28th – Zanzibar Club, Liverpool
May 29th – Durham Livelounge / May 31st – George Square, Glasgow / June 2nd – Café Drummonds, Aberdeen
June 3rd – Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh / June 4th – Maggie Mays, Glasgow / June 5th – The Doghouse, Dundee
June 11th – Leith Fringe Festival, Edinburgh / Aug 28th – Rock At The Racecourse, Kelso