Here at the Send Me Your Ears studio today, we’ve been listening to the latest single from The Trusted. Marrow is released today, 22 September 2024 and for fans of late 80s/early 90s style indie rock – this is definitely one you’ll love.

Southend (UK) band, The Trusted, have been producing consistently spectacular, stadium rock music that has impressed us greatly since we first discovered them. Marrow is a track which shows their versatility and firmly cements their position in our ears as “ones to watch.”

Marrow is a song about obsession. It is a song about wanting to be inseparable and get under someone’s skin. Lead singer, Tom, says that the song embodies the essence of exaggerated affection, restlessness, and unyielding devotion.

Marrow begins with some gentle organ and bright piano before completely and utterly grabbing your attention with a bright and powerful drum fill. This is yet another quality recording from these classy up-and-comers.

The drums smack through beautifully with plenty of thump in the kick to hit you in all the “feels!” There is a superb and well-thought-out impactful moment leading into each chorus, and the chorus itself explodes in your ears. You’ll be humming this one for days.

Marrow has a catchy and cool late 80s/early 90s indie feel to it – think James or Inspiral Carpets, perhaps. Vocally, the choruses are a real stand out – with effortless falsetto and a melody that urges you to join in.

We love the breakdown section with changes in rhythms and the whole song wraps itself up in a nice little radio-friendly length by returning to the piano to close out.

Ideas from our ears

We felt that the vocals get a little lost in places, particularly during the fuller parts of the track. A cut around 380-400Hz and a wider boost in the high mids around 5-7kHz could clear them up a touch. Some harder compression could also bring them forward and help the listener to hear and appreciate the lyrics. As always, these are just some ideas from our ears.

Final thoughts

Consistent, impressive, indie rock. There is no doubt that The Trusted are on a very promising trajectory.