Three days Dark is the studio project of the Essex-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Trent Halliday. Departing from the garage-rock band DeepSeaGreen several years ago, Three Days Dark now works as a solo artist.
Inspired by the sounds of 60’s and early 70’s art-rock, Trent Halliday delves into these experimental psych-tinged realms when he writes, incorporating these key elements into his creations, describing his cinematic arrangements as a ‘heady, theatrical experience of sound and space’. Having studied a degree in ethnomusicology, Halliday is inspired by a vast and cultural musical spectrum, citing influences such as, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Can, Ashra, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, early Pink Floyd and Brian Wilson to name a few!
This October Three Dark Days is to release Somewhere A Band Plays, a new album which will be his first full-length record since 2015’s Turning Circles and last years Moon Thing EP (for this he recorded under his own name and, from what I’ve heard so far, is a more folksy affair!).
Released today and taken from his upcoming third album is first single, Brighter Coloured which, driven by a menacing bass line and fluttering snare, is anything but bright, but I say this in a good way! This is what I’d imagine The Coral would sound like on a dark day with its melodic psych-rock riffs cascading down over the tuneful twang of layered guitar and echoing Doorsy vocals. This song has got a definite swagger about it and although it drifts off in places, the tight bass line snaps it back on track each time. I like the scope and possibility of Trent Halliday’s music and the fact that he has the creative versatility to explore pretty much any genre he likes given the desire to do so.
Listen to Brighter Coloured above and check out more of Trent Halliday’s music on his Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages.
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