Stage: The Avalanche Stage hosted by Kerrang! Radio Day: Saturday Set Time: TBA
In nature, crown shyness is a phenomenon in which the crowns of neighboring trees refuse to touch one another, instead creating a canopy-like cover for the sun’s rays to peek through. From the ground, it’s a stunning image, and it paints a striking contrast between the trees’ interconnectedness at their roots and their complete detachment at their tallest points.
On their second full-length album, CROWN SHYNESS (out July 20), the UK-based TRASH BOAT push toward the light as they explore similarly disparate emotions, juxtaposing hard-fought introspection against external strife to create a propulsive, captivating blend of punk and melodic hardcore.
The album, produced by Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, Neck Deep) follows 2016’s Nothing I Write You Can Change What You’ve Been Through, their debut LP for Hopeless Records that launched the quintet—vocalist Tobi Duncan, guitarists Dann Bostock and Ryan Hyslop, bassist James Grayson and drummer Oakley Moffatt—into the pages of Alternative Press and Rock Sound and onto festivals like the prestigious Download Festival.