This month’s pick, Trampled By Turtles, gives us a taste of music from across the pond. The quintet was formed in Minnesota back in 2003 and now amass over 1.4 million views on many of their YouTube music videos. The band innovatively intertwine the sounds of a banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, and guitar. They’ve become hugely popular with country music fans.
Trampled By Turtles combine the rhythmic sound of banjos alongside soothing vocals, and are often categorised in the indie-folk and country genres. They are a quintessential example of a bluegrass band, a form of music linking to American roots. Bluegrass has connections not only to English traditional music, but also to Irish, Scottish, and Welsh.
You’ll like them if you listen to…
Ben Howard, Passenger, Noah and the Whale, and Mumford & Sons
Where have you heard them before?
Since their first record, Songs from a Ghost Town, was released in 2004, they have experienced a continued growth in popularity and their music videos now reach hundreds of thousands of people across the world. Not only have they performed at bluegrass and folk festivals, but also high profile events such as Coachella.
Their last album, Wild Animals, was released in 2014 and peaked at Number 1 in the US Folk Charts.
To find out more visit: http://trampledbyturtles.com/