TRIGGER EFFECT are playing eight gigs in the UK in June as part of their mammoth European tour in support of their new album ‘What’s Left To Eliminate’ out on Dry Heave Records on May 27th. The dates are as follows.


June 8 : Kingston, England – Fighting Cocks                              
June 9 : Exeter, England – Cavern                                                      
June 10 : Canterbury, England – Beercart Arms                       
June 11 : Glasgow, Scotland – Bar Bloc                                             
June 12 : London, England – Old Blue Last                                  
June 13 : Southampton, England – Joiners                                 
June 14 : Milton Keynes, England – Crauford Arms              
June 15 : Oxford, England – Wheatsheaf                                        

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Hailing from the frozen great white north of Montreal, Quebec in Canada are the five piece punk chaos machine that is Trigger Effect. Despite their name being new to us on UK shores Trigger Effect’s story begins in the early 2000’s while its members were still in high school. The band played its first gig in 2004, with its current line-up of vocalist Nick Babeu, guitarists Pat Bennett and Jordan Brown, bassist Sergio De Silva and drummer Mike Niro coming together in 2005 and solidifying the line up to the one that still exists today. The five-some immediately got a van, named it Noline, hit the road and haven’t looked back. With a sound falling somewhere between the thunderous melody of The Bronx, mixed with the technical dischordance of Refused, the rock n’roll fury of Zeke and all delivered with the ferocity of Black Flag, their non-stop, chaos filled sets have built them a reputation as one of the most explosive live bands on the scene. Not bad for five friends who’ve been in a van for the past nine years and have played over five hundred shows at people’s houses, kitchens, communist rallies, converted military bakeries, movie theatre entrances and squatted hotels in over a dozen countries.

They first came to the attention of many people with the release of their first album, 2007’s blistering 22 minute opus “Dare to Ride the Heliocraft”. The band increased the scope of its touring to include their first comprehensive tours of Canada, Europe and the US. Their next release, 2009’s split 7 inch “Friendship.Adventure.Music” was a tribute to these tours and to their commitment to the spirit of the Turbo Machine, the moniker they had previously adopted for all of their professional and covert activities. This was followed by more touring and then an ambitious recording session in which the band recorded both a full length and an EP in one shot. They would first release the full length “Versitis Maximus” independently in 2010 and then again in 2011 through Indica Records. When touring for Versitis Maximus was complete they then sent the 10 inch “Escape From Planet Scorpion” off to the presses and did it all over again. The narrative style of the 12 minute song on the A side of “Escape From Planet Scorpion” foreshadows the larger scale effort of “What’s Left to Eliminate?”.

This new opus was written, rehearsed and scrutinized at length in true Trigger Effect fashion in between tours for the aforementioned EP, “Escape from Planet Scorpion”. The album sees them at their most powerful yet as they manage to pack even more riffs and even more catchy-yet-aggressive vocals into even shorter and more intense songs. Produced by Ian Blurton whose credits include The Weakerthans and Cursed, at first glance the album’s sequence seems to echo their past efforts as one song crashes seamlessly into another but this time around the band have attempted a more narrative flow with each song contributing a chapter to a cohesive brutal rock and roll saga of despair and redemption.  Trigger Effect’s monumental new album ‘What’s Left To Eliminate?’ will be their first to be released in the UK and hits the stores on May 27th through UK indie label Dry Heave, with the band also hitting these shores in June for a week of live maelstrom.

There is a great interview here by The New Hellfire Club of Glasgow, 

To date the band has owned 4 vans, had 1 stolen, released 5 pieces of vinyl on many different labels around the world and played more than 600 shows and festivals with more bands in more countries/states/provinces than can be listed here. The boys of Trigger Effect are now the men of Trigger Effect and as always the Turbo Machine does not die.

Local press and radio please contact Simon Nott

Some great local press response.

Latest here

Mid-Devon local press do us proud.

Mid-Devon local press do us proud.

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