Little Triggers offer hope for something fresh, original, but more importantly, for something bold and brash in today’s music scene.. Here is a band unashamed of brandishing the rock n’ roll label, bringing a raw quality to the genre that is much missed in modern music.
The first single from their debut album exploded onto the airwaves in February, being played five weeks in a row by Wyatt Wendels on Planet Rock Radio. So Fine was also picked up by Spotify’s curators and landed on two of their biggest playlists, knocking up over 30,000 streams. The album, released on 24 May, is reviewed in Classic Rock magazine alongside a feature article on the band and a track on the giveaway CD to its 50,000 readers.
The band is a formidable live force. Led by singer and guitarist Tom Hamilton- a frontman who could easily find his way into future pop textbooks as one of rock n’ roll’s infamous kindred spirits- Little Triggers have mastered the rock n’ roll art form whilst living up to the demands of its lifestyle. Choosing to evade the tiresome indie platitudes of their contemporaries, Hamilton and co have mastered the fine art of balancing nostalgia with innovation.
Combining wit with an unpredictable charm, their music provides a fitting rebuke to the times, and their once adolescent fury has now morphed into a measure of healthy aggression. Their live shows are all the better as a consequence, and though the band has always transferred well onto record, like all the greatest bands, Little Triggers need to be experienced live if one is to fully comprehend their true prowess. Recent appearances both home and abroad are a testament to the bands’ fiery live performances.
The band absolutely stormed a festival in France last Summer with stage invasions, dancing girls, and diving into the audience which went totally wild. They were invited back later last Summer and are heading to France again for a seven gig tour the day after the album is released. It is then back to the UK for festival slots in early July, supporting The Feeling in Suffolk followed by an appearance at the Great British R & B festival at Colne in Lancashire on August Bank Holiday Saturday. It is fitting that Little Triggers are rock n’ roll’s greatest hope for the future. (Richard Bradshaw, The Culture Journal)