AN alternative rock band will take music fans on a personal journey through some of life’s biggest questions on its new EP.
Female-fronted five-piece Trapped in Autumn has just finished recording its second release which is expected to be out next month.
The group, made up of vocalist Livvy Mia, guitarists Matt Lunn and Mike Mugan, bassist Matt Ashton and drummer Danny Roscoe, decamped to Emeline Studios at Whitstable in Kent to record the four tracks which will form the follow-up to debut EP Fake Friends, False Lovers.
The group is promising a more complex and mature sound on the new tracks, with experimental and progressive touches to the music and lyrics focusing on issues of spirituality and religion.
Singer Livvy, 17, said: “The first song in the EP is quite pop and funky, it’s like a bridge between our old sound and the new songs.
“Every song on the new EP has its own spin on spirituality. One is about the four elements of earth, fire, air and water and you can really hear that in the song, and another is about finding yourself.
“I think musically we’ve improved so much and we’ve also found a direction we want to go in which is heavier than our first EP, where we were trying to see if people liked our sound.
“The subject of this EP is quite close to me personally and it’s something I really believe in so I’m very excited about getting it out there.”
The new EP will include Amethyst, which has already been heard at some of the group’s live outings, and is currently being mixed by producer Ian Sadler.
Trapped in Autumn will also return to the live arena to show off some of the new songs, with an appearance at the Retro Bar in Manchester alongside Anavae on August 5 and a hometown show at The Tudor House Hotel also planned.
Since being formed just over a year ago Trapped in Autumn has enjoyed an impressive upward trajectory, with its highest-profile successes to date including supporting American rockers The Maine at Preston venue 53 Degrees.
Livvy says the group is determined not to rest on its laurels and has already begun writing more new music since returning to Wigan from the studio.
She said: “We’re always looking forward and thinking positively as a band and we’ve been writing even more material even though we’ve just come back from recording.
“We’re already thinking about songs and ideas for the next one.”
Trapped in Autumn’s currently-unnamed second EP is expected to be released at the end of August. To find out more about the band, visit www.facebook.com/TrappedInAutumnOfficial or download songs on Bandcamp.