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Meet Trial Drug

Today we’d like to introduce you to Trial Drug.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
We are a three-piece art-pop band from Denton, Texas. Originally hailing from Pennsylvania, the members of Trial Drug formed a strong friendship centered around music in 2006. From 2006 to 2016, the individual members of Trial Drug pursued varied projects separately. Kim studied the works of Gilbert and Sullivan during college and performed several operettas for Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Dave lent his guitar prowess to a local metal band in Pittsburgh and began co-writing original music while touring the northeast. Chris began studying jazz guitar, and music composition before working with pop and R&B acts in Honolulu, HI. In 2015, Kim, Dave, and Chris reconnected and relocated to Denton, Texas.

Please tell us about your art.
We create weird music for weird people. By blending our unique musical backgrounds, we have melded into a project that rejects clear distinctions. Stealing influences from Chris’ jazz background in some moments while simultaneously blending in Dave’s guitar-driven sensibilities. Add Kim’s strong classical foundations and plenty of eclectic electronic episodes to create our signature sound, a smattering of influences from progressive metal to new wave pop.

All of this is made possible by the band’s DIY approach. By writing, recording, and producing our own music, we are allowed the freedom to fully express ourselves. We are not limited by a producer’s vision or by a technician’s capabilities. What we offer listeners is an honest representation of ourselves. But despite our own deep connections to our music, we hope that listeners interpret these songs in their own way.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing artists today?
Right now, the biggest problem facing artists is listener attention. With so many great artists in the world, fans have more choice now than ever. Gaining that first critical impression can be difficult with so much surrounding talent. That’s why it’s so important for us to maintain our unique identities and push beyond our boundaries.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Currently, people can see us playing live shows in Denton or the DFW metroplex.

Our first release, “Ep: 1. It’s Not You” is available for free on Bandcamp or Soundcloud and streaming on all major platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, and YouTube.

To keep up with our everyday shenanigans, find us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

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Image Credit:
Official shots by Kyle Lynn Patrick

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