VENUE: The Borderline
16 Manette Street, London, W1D 4AR
Burleson, Texas, is some 8,500 miles away from TROPHY EYES’ hometown of Sydney, Australia (and even more culturally distant), but this small town left its mark on the band’s new album, The American Dream, in a massive way.
After years of global touring with bands like Jimmy Eat World and Violent Soho, Trophy Eyes frontman John Floreani found himself dropped in the Texas town in 2016, drawn there by his girlfriend. Bands like U2, The Killers, and Coldplay soundtracked his surroundings in the Deep South—the dense, humid air; the bustling cowboy bars; the nightly symphony of crickets and brilliant glow of lightning bugs—and inspired a new era of songwriting.
The band continues to anchor their body of work with high profile touring, including 2018’s Reading and Leeds Festival, upcoming Australia and US headlining dates.