It should come as no suprise that a label that has a website taken straight from the deep, dark recesses of 1998 should be putting songs by a band who seem eerily unmoved by current movements within music. but whilst Papermade record’s home page is ridiculously dated, the songs by their first release TraPs Ps would fit more easily with being described as classic, made from a formula prove to work. The rhythms are simple, and played fast without quite being furious, probably more as a result of excess energy than any underlying anger.
Perhaps that description doesn’t quite give them the recognition that they deserve – apparently, they spent their formative months playing guerilla gigs, taking the the streets to throw out a few of their angular post-post-punk tunes. The Others might have done a similar thing in the post-Libertines indie-rock wasteland that was the middle of the last decade, but don’t let that spoil your enjoyment – TraPs Ps are a band who have played The Smell and opened up for Mi Ami, both of which fit in with their brash, driven racket. Hardly seminal, but that’s probably not the point.
TraPs Ps – Prove it to you