New Release – Terrible Fight by The Trusted

New Release – Terrible Fight by The Trusted

New Release – Terrible Fight by The Trusted: New song, new year, new era. On 6th January four-piece The Trusted (UK) are releasing a new single, ‘Terrible Fight’, like the ‘in your face’ track titles from The 1975’s latest album ‘Being Funny in a Foreign Language’, is lyrically as plain and simple a description of the aftermath of being metaphysically beaten-up, something that the song’s pure pop construction and soundscape of optimistic sequenced synthesizers and beautiful guitar licks disguise ingeniously.

Behind the highly memorable and rousing chorus is a serious message about the importance of picking yourself up and moving forward, despite being set against what seems like overwhelming odds.

Tom: “The song is about being metaphorically beaten up. Part of growing up, is realizing that ‘life’ is basically an emotional/ psychological boxing ring. Whether it’s heartbreak, politics or loss, it kind of feels like we are all being hit from all sides. I wanted ‘Terrible Fight’, to be a song about being knocked over by all these heavy punches as well as our ability to just keep moving forward.”

A synth loop with a nod to The Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ kicks us off into a punchy guitar driven 3 minutes and 21 seconds of upbeat pop overseen by the soulful honesty of Tom Cunningham’s beautiful vocal performance. Dave Batchelor’s spare but driving drumming lifts your spirit like a Northern Soul classic, pulsing into the song’s climax before we end on a wave of haunting piano.

The Trusted have described their own music as ‘indie’ but this is as poppy an outing as they’ve ever produced and shows yet another side to their amazing repertoire of emotionally driven, powerful tracks.

‘Terrible Fight’ was recorded and produced by Rees Broomfield, SS2 Studios and mixed by Grammy nominated Andy Bradfield, who worked with Elbow, David Gray and Rufus Wainwright to name a few.

‘Terrible Fight’ is out 6th January. A pre-save is available here.


The Trusted are Southend-on-Sea natives Dave Batchelor, Dale Holt-Mead, Fin Cunningham and Tom Cunningham. Initially meeting and starting out in secondary school, the band bonded over their mutual appreciation of a strong melody and atmospheric, edgy pop. Sharing an enthusiasm for 21st century Brit- rock led by the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen and The 1975, as well as classic late ‘70s new-wave icons such as The Clash and Elvis Costello, The Trusted thrive off their unique fusion of post-punk energy and storytelling.

For fans of The Strokes, The Killers and The 1975.