Ahead of their show at The Cookie this November, we talk to Liverpool trio Trudy and the Romance.

What are some of the most memorable moments in your career thus far?
There’s been loads, but off the top of my head, playing the Royal Albert Hall; playing with the Fall recently; Ariel Pink was cool; going over to France for our first international show; apart from that it’s been hella depressing, lemme tell ya.

Your music includes a host of other genres which haven’t necessarily been present in mainstream music in recent years, what artists in particular do you draw influence from?
Richard Hawley, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Jonathan Richman, the Strokes, the Four Freshmen and Bowie to name a few.

You have a very particular style in your imagery and videos, are you inspired by particular films or directors?
There’s a film called Cool World which we love, it’s half live action half animation (like Space Jam) and stars Brad Pitt; we’ve used a few images from that in our promo stuff. Our favourite directors include Hitchcock, Woody Allen, John Waters etc.

How important has Spotify been to your success and do you see yourself as a band who’s career is more rooted in the ‘single’ format?
Spotify have been nice to us and put us in a few of their playlists, so yeah, a little bit important I suppose! Definitely don’t see ourselves as a ‘singles’ band but that’s how you have to go about in the industry nowadays; we want to create big luscious concept albums where people can get lost and escape in a world that we create.

Whats been your experience of Leicester so far?
We’ve never been but heard the Cookie is a great venue so we’re looking forward to it!

What are your plans for the next 12 months?
Releasing the EP and touring and all that! Lots of stuff on the way!

Trudy and The Romance play The Cookie on November 10th. Tickets are available here.

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester’s creative community for over a decade – promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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