from 'winter-for-Golem' fanzine
Trencher have released two cassette albums
and a 7" over their 5 year career. Consisting of only bass
and drums with dual vocals, playing short set lists and even shorter
songs. Lock-Monger (drums, bass, voice) was interrogated in February
WHAT DOES TRENCHER MEAN ? WHERE DOES IT COME
- Trencher actually means: a large plate, but
I like to think of it as a soldier in the trenches of WW1. The idea
came from the sappers, who dug through the trench to the enemy side
to blow them up. We used to be called Death Squad, but that was
DON'T YOU THINK TRENCHER, THE NAME, IS CLICHÉ?
- Yes and no. The cliché is part of
the humour; it's all relative, everything would be deemed cliché
if you look at it in a certain way. The word Trencher is abrupt
and almost awkward, a bit like the music.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR LIVE SHOWS ?
- Like a violent theraputic catharsis OR an
exorcism getting ugly. Basically sharp, short, penetrating, insistent,
brutal, fast and loud. Sometimes we get costumed up for the ritual
but mostly the props get in the way.
WHAT ARE YOUR INFLUENCES ?
- being mugged, falling over in public, Knut
Hamson, John Fante, Jesuit, Crom-Tech, Lack of Interest, Today is
the Day, Mortician, God-Head-Silo, Cattle Decapitation, Carcass,
Unsane, Bastro, Burning Witch and Slint.
ANYTHING YOU WANT TO ADD ?
- Trencher put the highest importance in absurdity,
complexity and brutality. Oh yeah, we got a 7" coming out soon
GET IN TOUCH WITH TRENCHER: firstname.lastname@example.org