Single released 07/11/2010
With sparse melodies, melancholic beats and lush, echoing vocals, Oxford trio, Trophy Wife – who describe their sound as "ambitionless office disco" - announce their arrival with a lingering whisper of great promise that suggests a serious force to be reckoned with.
Trophy Wife release debut single 'Microlite' on November 8th through Moshi Moshi. 'Microlite' - about an everlasting journey: one by which you never arrive at a destination, but that somehow becomes perpetually fulfilling – is an exceptionally lean and beautiful beast. The band's production wastes not a single note as sparse rhythms melt around chiming guitars, augmented by lead singer Jody Prewett's fragile, restrained vocals.
The single's flip-side 'Take This Night', displays a similar level of restrained yet meticulous production, but also shows a more dancy side to Trophy Wife as fine needles of percussion rain down around whispers of guitar and night-crawling bass lines.