Visit www.myspace.com/internationaltrust where you can now buy the new "Talk of the Town" EP using paypal or your credit card.
1 - Talk of the Town
2 - Disneyland
3 - I can't believe you fell in love (with a bastard like me)
4 - Show me the money
You can still pick it up from the Mixing Tin in Leeds and at any of our upcoming gigs.
Manchester Music single of the week:
"The International Trust are made up of various musicians who have the DNA of the 2005 New Yorkshire revolution coursing through their veins. But fed up with nik-nik guitars and the emerging cottage industries as lapped up in London, tracks like “Talk Of The Town” sound like Carter USM playing with Ramones tracks along the way spitting out their noisy but hellishly catchy rumbles. “Talk Of The Town” is also stuffed with little hooklines and enough memorable moments than some bands only mange to loosely pack into a whole album. As a four track EP it’s also quite epic, buzzsawing its way through “Disneyland” and the achingly tongue in cheek “I Can’t Believe You Fell Love (With A Bastard Like Me)”. Is this the sound of New,New Yorkshire ? - I hope so, as the other stuff chopping itself over the Pennines is beginning to exceed its sell by date. Thank god for those who dare to be different."
"Beneath the flippancy & the fuckery, there is real songwriting talent here, but we're left with the impression that the very pace and edginess that makes them a force to be reckoned with could also be their downfall. If they don't implode first, they could go mega; their worst enemies however could yet be themselves."
Music Mart Magazine
"Following the success of their cult debut single Bruce Lee, UK power pop band International Trust follow this up with a new EP called Talk Of The Town. Due out on May 4th via new label Red Lace Records, the EP includes title track Talk Of The Town, which recalls fellow Northern band The Macc Lads, and new song Disneyland, a punky ska-like song about an upcoming trip to the famous American resort, complete with singalong chorus full of trumpets and horns. Currently on a tour throughout the summer, International Trust continue to defy skeptics with their brand of short, snappy in-your-face pop."
Danny Brown (Indie Music Suite)
Leeds quintet International Trust are typical youngsters it would seem, citing 'chicks' as their influence... So, this wouldn't normally be a good sign but for once we can ignore this because, fortunately for them, the EP - available only via the boys' MySpace - is actually pretty good.
The title track 'Talk Of The Town' is a jaunty number with sexy, gruff vocals from front man Neil Hanson. International Trust have a typical punk-rock sound but with added melody. 'Disneyland' is a catchy little blighter - almost annoyingly so, kicking things off with a drum solo that'll have you hooked within mere seconds, and the vocals retain that rough quality blended with a good measure of angst.
Changing the mood and dropping the tempo with the penultimate track 'I Can't Believe You Fell In Love (With A Bastard Like Me)', International Trust slow things right down and take a closer look at the darker side of relationships - with Hanson casting himself in the role of the bad guy, which is quite refreshing when you think about it.
'Show Me The Money' sees the boys back on form with a track so loaded with angst and fury it should come with a warning of some description. As seems to be a popular theme with bands these days, 'Show Me The Money' is perhaps a slightly pretentious cynical attack on the music industry - "It's all about the money," apparently. It doesn't matter though - over all, 'Talk Of The Town' is a good record and these boys certainly know how to pack a punch or two.