LA trip-hop crew Tremble releases debut EP ‘In the Chaos’

The dusky electronica trio from Los Angeles known as Tremble have released their long-awaited debut EP, “In the Chaos.” Like their previous singles, it is being proudly published as an independent release outside the influence of the corporate music industry. Sleek, sexy, dark and danceable, “In the Chaos” by Tremble is single-handedly igniting the LA trip-hop scene all over again.

Tremble’s timing couldn’t be better. 2016 has seen the surprise return of Massive Attack, complete with vocalist Tricky, a North American tour by Thievery Corporation, and the promise of a new LP from DJ Shadow. But none of this is happening on the West Coast, where trip-hop service has always been more spotty than in locales like England, France, or even just New York City.

Enter Tremble, a classy-as-hell band of audiophiles with that brooding, silky sound that makes you want to put on your best clothes and stroll around the city at night with your headphones on, preferably during a light drizzle. Their “In the Chaos” album contains five tracks for a listening time approaching half an hour, making it closer to a full-length than just a couple singles bundled together and dubbed an EP.

These songs make excellent additions to playlists including work by Massive Attack, Portishead, Sneaker Pimps, Garbage, Florence and the Machine, Radiohead, Banks, Lorde, etc. But make no mistake, Tremble doesn’t just “fit in” with such excellent company. Their patient, groovy, pensive sound stands out as their own – and where the Tremble sound goes, heads turn.

A fine example of this is Tremble’s cover of Jason Derulo’s “Want to Want Me” pop track which they sneaked out in January with only a nudge to their loyal Facebook and SoundCloud following. Made over in their signature electronica elegance and garbed in whispery trills and heartbeat bass thumps, the track quietly launched into the stratosphere with over a million online plays in less than three weeks. How’s that for turning heads?

And they’re not sitting on their hands, either. Plans for a second EP and their debut full-length have also been announced. At least one official video is already in the can. All of this, Tremble says, should come to pass before 2017. But for now “In the Chaos” is thrilling enough for trip-hop lovers everywhere.

“We are so excited to finally put out our first EP,” write Tremble. “We encourage people to listen to it loud on their systems or on phones, hopefully good quality audio, as we took great care with the production. And listen from start to finish as it works as a whole and takes the listener on a journey.”

Themes on their powerful first collection include addictive love, facing depression, and the all-too-fast pace of life. They describe the impetus behind “Illumination” as, “the glory of when you finally wake up, the opening of your eyes in the same situation you were previously half-awake in.” They describe “The Grand Design” as being about: “The process of creation. The sacred dance between masculine and feminine. The forming of the earth … a kind of scientific abstract expression of all kinds of creation, relating relationship to the forming of the universe.”

Naturally, Tremble aren’t being ignored by their hometown of Hollywood. Already two of the tracks on “In the Chaos” have been licensed for television. “Lost in that Feeling,” is featured on a new MTV program called Suspect which airs March 2nd. The aforementioned single, “Illumination,” made its debut on the soundtrack for the hit drama, Finding Carter.

“We love when our music gets used in film and TV and helps tell a story,” says Tremble.

“In the Chaos” from Tremble is available online worldwide beginning early March, 2016. Get in very, very early, fans of great music. This one’s easy.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

In the Chaos from Tremble –

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-the-chaos-ep/id1088662086
Website –

http://trembleofficial.com/

Los Angeles electronica band Tremble release debut single ‘Illumination’

The L.A.-based electronica trio called Tremble have released their much talked-about debut single, “Illumination.” The track is expected to drop on 31 October (Halloween). It is being published as an independent release without the influence of the corporate music industry. Sultry, stylish, sleek and writhing with groove, “Illumination” proves that Tremble is a modern music project to watch closely.

The sound of “Illumination” is shadowy, pulsing, ultra-cool and more than a little beautiful. It’s classy nightclub music, music to enjoy behind wraparound shades. It’s music to hack computers to. It’s sexy music, with a subtle undercurrent of masculine verve beneath the crystalline, silky singing of front-woman Kelly Sweet. Tremble’s female and male traits blend rather than contrast, not unlike the electronica of Depeche Mode or Bowie’s “Earthling” collaboration with Trent Reznor.

“We are inspired by old and new,” writes Tremble. “We particularly love the ’90s trip-hop sound of artists like Massive Attack, Portishead and bands that combine real instruments and electronics from that era, like Garbage. We also love electro-pop artists of today, like James Blake, and Banks.”

This live-instrument aspect is chief to the feel of Tremble’s music. Every sound is played by a musician, not an iProgram. That’s a real Fender Rhodes you’re hearing. That’s a guitar with a pedal effect on it. Those are live drums. The natural acoustics of the music coalesce in ways the most sophisticated software can’t emulate. In this way Tremble are closer to Slowdive than they are to Sneaker Pimps.

Behind Kelly Sweet are instrumentalists Haywire and Ajax. Each of the three are originally from Massachusetts but have lived in Los Angeles for some time now, writing, playing and producing both together and in numerous side projects, a number of which have received widespread radio circulation. Each has been playing music virtually from birth. Each is startlingly skilled in balancing excellent performance with just the right amount of restraint.

The result is that Tremble’s songs exhibit good taste in every respect: lyrics, creativity, execution, studio production – name it, they got it right. Passion without melodrama, solid beats without monotony, exceptional singing without ostentation, “Illumination” from Tremble is music you can hear on repeat many, many times and continue to find new perspectives from which to thrill.

BreatheHeavy.com calls Tremble “like quickly taking a shot of neon blue hypnotic hard liquor. In slow motion.” Yeah. It’s like that.

For fans of great songwriting, too, Kelly Sweet’s talent is refreshing in a modern era that has all but tossed out poetry in music altogether.

“’Illumination’ is about escaping from a bad relationship,” Sweet writes. “You realize that your partner is not whom he says he is. You have that sense of clarity, that moment of ‘illumination’ where you are finally living your truth, being free.”

Her lyrics, like her singing, are natural and intuitive. Each phrase belongs where it is, exactly so, and the chanteuse brings them to life with tones that are sensuous and warm, yet delivered with a scalpel’s precision that implies an unwavering power. The music fan gets the impression Sweet could belt out an Ave Maria that would call angels if she wanted to – but that would be far too obvious.

Neither Sweet nor Tremble are in the spectacle business. They’re not a towering wave. They’re the undertow.

“Illumination” by Tremble is available online worldwide 31 October 2015. Get in early, music fans. Very early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com
Website –

WWW.TREMBLEOFFICIAL.COM