Trophy Wives Artist Biography

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Name: Trophy Wives
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Published/Updated: 08 Aug 2008, 02:12

Biography: There are at least three artists who use this name:
1. A metal band from Louisville, Kentucky
2. A pop punk band from Providence, Rhode Island
3. A post punk band from Austin, Texas.

1. First conceived in the summer of 2007 by veterans of many of their city's more noteworthy and distinguished bands of recent years, Louisville, Kentucky's TROPHY WIVES has, in an incredibly short timespan, established themselves as a veritable force to be reckoned with in their own right, on their own terms. Vocalist/guitarist Billy Bisig (ex Elliott, Lords) and bassist Tony Ash (ex Coliseum, Nixon), frustrated with the demise or inactivity of some of their former projects and the directions in which some of the others were heading, got together and began writing and demoing numerous songs in their shared warehouse practice space over a particularly hot and humid Kentucky summer. Within a few short months, having written an abundance of material with ex Nixon/Lords drummer Eric McManus filling in, drummer Geoff Paton (ex Young Widows, Breather Resist) was enlisted as a full time member. Countless shows later, having won the praises of diverse and enthusiastic crowds both in their hometown and beyond, the then three-piece band found a kindred spirit in second guitarist and southern California transplant Elliott Turton. With their lineup firmly in place, the quartet has forged a highly distinctive sound, accentuated by Bisig and Turton's dual guitar interplay, calling to mind both the hook-laden riffs of Portland punk legends the Wipers and the heavy, fuzzed-out grind of stoner metal godfathers Kyuss. The Wives' airtight rhythm section, a combination of Ash's gnarled, razor-sharp basslines and Paton's relentless, Grohl-esque drumming, owes a major debt to Touch and Go powerhouses the Jesus Lizard and Laughing Hyenas. These ingredients, combined with Bisig's raspy vocal delivery, make up an overall sound that is simultaneously pummeling and inviting, explosive and subdued, always seemingly teetering on the edge of chaos while maintaining a degree of unparalleled precision.

3. Ex Planet Piss members that have just released a 3 Track demo entitled: Demo. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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