Teaming up with Urbanscapes, Trophy Knives enlisted TIM, Massacre Conspiracy and T.hirst to solemnise the release of their debut full-length album, ‘Glass Ceiling’
Fresh from their extensive Australian tour in May, Malaysia’s punk quartet, Trophy Knives are back with their debut full-length album entitled ‘Glass Ceiling’.
Featuring 10 blistering new tracks, including the singles ‘Burn’ and ‘Hesitate’ which were both released prior to the album launch, ‘Glass Ceiling’ is jam-packed with a mixture of heavy hitting drum grooves, chaotic guitar playing, omnious synth effects and snarling vocals over melodic choruses that spit bile on complex issues but remains rooted in the ordinary life. Armed with a new perspective on music culminated from their past
experiences especially the recent tour Down Under, the band sheds their old skin by exploring territories they’ve never delved into which is evident with ‘Glass Ceiling’.
Citing AFI, Fugazi, Refused, Billy Talent and Alkaline Trio as influences, Trophy Knives which hails from Kuala Lumpur consists of Vinesh (vocals), Syamir Ali (bass), Sani Khalid (lead guitar) and its latest addition, Ryan Lee Bhaskaran (drums).
“The album is titled ‘Glass Ceiling’ because we wanted to make a statement by breaking all forms of barriers which made this record, truly a coming-of-age record for the band. The entire process was rather unorthodox as we wrote the demos, shot the music videos and recorded final versions of these tracks, simultaneously. Although it was a daunting task to constantly meet deadlines, we are extremely pleased with the end result and we can’t wait to share these tracks with everyone,” says Vinesh, frontman of Trophy Knives who also wrote all the songs contained in the new album. ‘Glass Ceiling’ is self produced by the band itself.
To celebrate the birth of their new record, Trophy Knives, in collaboration with Urbanscapes, will be organizing a one-night-only album release show on 17 November 2019 at Drumasia. In true celebratory fashion, the band will be playing ‘Glass Ceiling’ in
its entirety for the very first time at the show. Adding salt to the wound, the band has enlisted local punk rock sweethearts, TIM and metalcore juggernauts, Massacre onspiracy to open the show. T.hirst from Singapore will also be on-ground to spin emo and punk classics from the nineties and noughties.
“We are very proud to have our brothers in arms, TIM, Massacre Conspiracy and T.hirst to share the stage with us this 17 November 2019 for the launch of ‘Glass Ceiling’.
Through the years, we’ve learnt that the local scene could not survive without the resilience of these bands and we would like to share this milestone with them. With them
on board, I guarantee you it’s going to be one helluva night”, quips Syamir Ali.
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