For many people of a certain age ‘Trap Door‘ will be forever associated with cult claymation animated television series. Dublin trio Trap Door (formerly Triple Drop) are doing the level best to change the situation, releasing an excellent debut EP, Lata Town.
Similarities with Jamie T are undeniable, they like he, take the listener rumbustious rattle through urban life, combing a rich mix of punk, folk, ska and hip-hop with insightful flowing and streetwise lyrics, complemented perfectly by rich and catchy melodies. The EP has plenty of substance too with songs of lyrical depth dealing with wasted youth, social inadequacies and a generation lost between the cracks. It is given an added bite too with plenty of youthful lairiness and rebelliousness on show.
An excellent first shot across the bow, it will be intriguing to see how they and their sound evolves. You can catch them playing in The Mezz every second Wednesday, where they are now resident.