Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “Music In The Age Of COVID-19” series, the feature where I discuss the ongoing pandemic with various musicians. This time I have an interview with Trash Heads.
METAL ANARCHY: How have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?
TRASH HEADS: We’ve all been working from home in our day jobs, luckily – it’s been hard not being able to get together and rehearse or record for most of the last year, but thanks to the wonders of modern tech we’ve been able to write, record and share new material with each other so there’s been some outlet.
METAL ANARCHY: Have you been using your downtime to work on new music?
TRASH HEADS: Definitely – we’ve already written a third album but we’re still trying to finish mixing our second!
METAL ANARCHY: What was the last show you played or attended before the shutdown?
TRASH HEADS: We played at Penny Theatre Gravesend about 4 months being the first lockdown – our last with our previous drummer, so were getting rehearsed and ready to play live again with our new (returning original) drummer Mike when everything shut down.
METAL ANARCHY: Are you planning to play any livestream concerts during this time?
TRASH HEADS: No really – it doesn’t feel the same to us as being in a room/field with other people but we wouldn’t be against it if an opportunity came up.
METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live entertainment industry will ever recover?
TRASH HEADS: We hope so! It’s been so hard for people relying on the live industry for their livelihoods, so hopefully things can get back to some kind of normality soon.
METAL ANARCHY: Lastly, is there anything fans can do to help your band or others that may be struggling during this time?
TRASH HEADS: Reach out direct to bands/artists websites or Bandcamp pages so they get as much of the profits from their music and merch as possible – the problem with streaming on Spotify, etc. is the bands aren’t getting enough to survive off their music anymore so going direct really supports them.