Trophy Wife is an Oxford trio that self-describes their sound as ‘ambitionless office disco’. Pretty self-deprecating if you ask me; their debut single, ‘Microlite’, is an atmospheric gem is there ever was one. The ethereal lead vocals of Jody Prewett recall the Alan Parsons Project, but the instrumentation is very much 21st century. This is the sort of band that I imagine you would go see and then get mesmerised by the music, happily lost in another world.
‘Microlite’ is backed by ‘Take This Night’, which my mum would describe as ‘crunchy music’: there’s a lot of rhythmic stuff going on in here, and all very interesting. Prewett’s ghostly voice rises above the funky guitars and bouncy percussion. Good stuff. Bring on a full album, guys.
In the meantime, you can see the band live when they support fellow Oxford band Foals on a couple dates of their November UK tour, as well as some dates on their own; visit Trophy Wife’s MySpace for further details.
The ‘Microlite’ single from Trophy Wife will be released as a digital download and a physical 7″ on 08 November on Moshi Moshi Records.