Formed in 2015, Trench began as a solo project by songwriter Chris Reilly. After realizing it’s potential, and a lust for loud, dynamic, ethereal tones, the project quickly bloomed into a full band. It’s currently comprised of Chris Reilly (guitar/vocals), Ron Ballweber (guitar), Roberto Becerra (bass), and Dan Sanborn (drums). The band released its debut EP “Sun-Soaked” on Flesh and Bone Records in 2016. After the second pressing of their EP, extensive touring, and playing alongside acts such as Nothing and Basement, the band is ready to release its debut LP, “Ritual Love.”
“The most important thing for writing music is, to be honest, and genuine, and I think we accomplished that both musically and lyrically on this record”, says frontman, Chris Reilly. Recorded, mixed, and mastered at More Sound in Syracuse, NY, the band was intent on creating something that evoked a visceral response from its listeners. Musically, the record expands on the ambient-rock/shoegaze sound of their former EP, while leaving plenty of room to explore and experiment. “We never write a song and say that isn’t ‘us.’ When you write honestly and without a conscious influence or direction then everything you create is sincere”, says Ballweber.