For Trenchtown, brotherhood is everything. From the first time these five kids met up after school with their guitars in the rural town of Jerome, Michigan they simply followed the path laid out for them.
It was one that would take them to other rural towns and far-off places, guitars still in hand, providing their signature four-part harmonies blended with driving punk beats and rhythmic reggae accents.
Trenchtown’s music, then under the name Maryz Eyez, garnered them three hits on XM radio and two spots on the Vans Warped Tour. After several years of calling the Detroit music scene home, the band decided to take their show to Southern California to work on their self-titled debut Trenchtown EP. Since their arrival in Hermosa Beach, the same beach town which has given rise to bands such as Black Flag and Pennywise, Trenchtown has been hard at work writing songs and learning the LA music scene.
Completed in the Summer of 2010, the self-titled EP has gained worldwide attention with numerous placements on MTV, VHI and in independent films, two songs on the MLB 2K11 soundtrack with Pearl Jam and Joan Jett, two months on the Los Angeles Alt Rock station KROQ countdown and two top-five songs on Sirius XM Radio.
Although their music sounds great on the radio, the Trenchtown brotherhood is best conveyed live. “Our shows are no different from the house parties we started at,” said Mike Nichols on Rhythm Guitar, “You rarely find us back stage; we want to hang out with everyone before and after shows and share music during. Hope to see you there!"