Marianas Trench!DATE Thu January 30, 2020 Thursday 30 January 2020 Show Time: 8:00 pm
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Increasingly people are saying the album, as a format, is dead. With Phantoms (604 Records) Marianas Trench prove – once again and unequivocally – that the reports of its death are greatly exaggerated.
“I think we’re going to see more artists releasing singles and not really doing albums anymore,” says Marianas Trench’s Josh Ramsay, “but that doesn’t really inspire me.”
What does inspire Ramsay is creating a self-contained universe for the band’s songs to exist in – on Phantoms, a house possessed by the spirit of lingering loss and inhabited by someone who’s being driven to madness by the ghost of a former love.
The band drills down into the consequences of that loss deeply on lead single, ‘I Knew You When’ – a track that showcases Ramsay’s staggering vocal range and the band’s ample musical chops in equal measure. “A lot of love songs look at the easy things. ’I Knew You When’ is about having a long history with someone, accepting the faults in each other, acknowledging it’s going to get messy, and still being up for it.”
As on past records, Marianas Trench draw on well-established strengths – their trademark, heavily layered harmonies, as well as blazing guitars set against club-worthy beats, but Phantoms finds them pushing their boundaries, musically and lyrically. “Each time we do an album, I try and write something that’s out of my vocal reach that forces me to get better,” Ramsay says, adding that bassist Mike Ayley, guitarist Matt Webb and drummer Ian Casselman, his “three favourite collaborators,” are equally dedicated to pushing their limits vocally and instrumentally.