TRUSTcompany is gearing up to hit the road on their first national headline outing. The Alabama-based quartet’s major label debut, “The Lonely Position of Neutral”, has continued to make its mark since its late summer debut at #11 on the Billboard Album Chart. The album was produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Lit, Eve 6) and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Jeff Buckley, Rage Against The Machine). The band recently performed at the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ and at European festivals to over 30,000 fans. The “Lonely Position of Neutral” is already certified Gold.
Comparing the sounds of the record with the sounds of the stage, Kevin Palmer (guitar/vocals) says, “We’re kind of a raw band; we don’t want it to sound just like the record. It’s supposed to be a unique performance every single time we play live… it may not be perfect, but it’s rock ‘n’ roll-all about energy and fun and connecting.”
The quartet first experienced the thrill of huge crowds when they played on the Warped Tour. Their fan base continued to grow with their highly charged performance on the PopSux Tour for KORN and Disturbed. Says drummer, Jason Singleton, of subsequent dates supporting Puddle of Mudd, “We knew we were doing something right when we started seeing bodies rising above the crowd.”
No strangers to the road, Palmer (singer), Singleton (drums), James Fukai (guitars), and Josh Moates (bass) spent years playing low-budget gigs. However challenging, the band loves to tour, an appreciation born from growing up in a town where the mayor forbids live acts performing in city limits. They are especially thrilled by the face-to-face contact they get with fans in the pits. Says Palmer, “(That’s what) it’s all about. To reach out and touch the crowd is exhilarating. If I could be that close all the time, I would.”
TRUSTcompany gets their rewards on the road – and they reward their fans in return. This tour might offer sneak peeks at songs not yet released, titled or even penned with permanent lyrics. The band is in a constant state of writing. The road is a primary creative locale. In the words of Palmer, “The road is where it’s at.”