Over the past few years, Newcastle Pop-Rockers Trophy Eyes have blown up, continuing to shock their audience, experimenting with sounds and controversial lyrics, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.
Who are Trophy Eyes?
John Floreani – Lead Vocals
Jeremy Winchester – Bass and Vocals
Kevin Cross – Guitar
Andrew ‘Pockket’ Hallett – Guitar
Blake Caruso – Drums
Currently signed to Hopeless Records/UNFD, Trophy Eyes recently dropped their latest impressive album ‘The American Dream’, which became a trigger for the common discussion in relation to artists changing their sound and surprising people, as the album took a more pop-oriented direction. There has since been debate about the lyrical content in the song You Can Count on Me, which is directed at Cyberbullies who target artists.
Trophy Eyes latest music video for the single Friday Forever has since gained masses of attention. This was the ‘taboo’ idea of men wearing crop tops, where John Floreani tweeted in response, “The best part of wearing a crop top in a music video: – Exposing Homophobes – Looking cute AF”
The first album began with a more hardcore, metalcore sound, titled ‘Mend, Move On’. This journey was recently closed in July this year, when Trophy Eyes played a sold-out pair of intimate shows in both Melbourne and Sydney to journey back to their roots and send off the emotionally fuelled album.
The journey continues with ‘Chemical Miracle’, taking punk rock inspiration. The album gained attention from a wider audience and a significant amount of airplay from radio stations such as Triple J. Since the release of the album, the band’s touring schedule has also become significantly busier. With two Australian tours on the album’s cycle, selling out Melbourne venues including Northcote Social Club and the Corner Hotel. Check out a banger from the album below.
Trophy eyes are highly involved in the festival scene globally, appearing on line-ups from UK’s ‘Reading and Leeds’ and ‘Slam Dunk’ Festivals, to USA’s iconic ‘Vans Warped Tour’. The band have also stayed connected with their home in Australia, where they’ve played at distinguished festivals such as ‘Yours & Owls’ and ‘Snowtunes’.
The band is currently gearing up for their The American Dream tour this October. Catch them diving in to triumph their third UNIFY, you can expect an all-round classic Trophy Eyes set, with a combination of newer songs added to the collection.
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