A new pack of cats
“We’re a new pack of cats and we like it like that.” I am convinced that this quote from Liverpool upstart band Trudy and the Romance will be famous one day, perhaps emblazoned on a placard in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s definitely too early in this trio’s story to proclaim such outlandish predictions, but after hearing their latest single “He Sings,” one’s mind begins to jump to these conclusions. The best rock bands are those that don’t sound like other rock bands (insightful, I know) and Trudy and the Romance does not sound like anything from this decade, or any decade for that matter. This band not only has the self-focused, creative, carefree, goofy attitude of rock stars, but they have the musical chops to back it up. “He Sings” features more than a few different musical styles including doo-wop, heavy garage rock, and subdued 50’s rock, all bundled into a not-so-neat package that the band has dubbed “Mutant 50’s Pop.” Again, it’s a good sign for a band’s future success when they have the gall to invent and name their own genre.