The Rescue Rooms archives: 2015

THE MIRROR TRAP, The mirror trap live at Rescue Rooms

  • Saturday 6th June 2015
  • Supported by: TBC



the mirror trap cover 

Genre Alternative, Indie rock

For Fans Of  Placebo, Wu Lyf, Interpol

Hometown Dundee

Background The band formed while studying music at Dundee College in 2009 and quickly made a name for themselves in support slots with The View.They recorded their first album The Last Great Melodrama in 2011 and the EP The Visible Hand followed in 2012. During this period they recorded a live session for the BBC with Vic Galloway. They also played the T Break Stage at T in the Park 2012.Former Dundee FC footballer and promoter Lee Wilkie spotted the band's talent and introduced them to Dave Mclean of Riverman Management. The two began to co-manage the band through Riverman Management who also represent Placebo. Wilkie and Mclean brought the Mirror Trap to the attention of Placebo and the band supported them at the HMV Picture House, Edinburgh on 25 April 2012.In 2013 Brian Molko attended one of their small gigs in Dundee. Placebo were impressed with the band's performance and invited them to join them as support at a charity performance in Leeds on 8 November 2013. By the time the band recorded and released their second album, Stay Young they were offered the chance to support Placebo on a tour of Russia in the summer of 2014. The tour covered 8 venues in 13 days. It included a performance for 3000 fans at Krasnodar's Ice Palace. The band became an overnight success in Russia, provoking an outpouring of excitement and fan art on social media. In September 2014 Placebo announced that The Mirror Trap would be joining them at the 2014 iTunes Festival, performing at London's Roundhouse in Camden Town.

Quote "Due to Placebo’s gear taking up the middle of the stage, Dundee’s The Mirror Trap are forced to pretty much perform in a line, although this doesn’t stop some excellent footwork from born-to-be-a-frontman Gary Moore embracing his inner Jarvis Cocker. Not only is the sound they make as a band brilliant,euphoric, and stadium-ready for all the right reasons (sorry U2 fans, you’ll probably hate this), but the lyrical content is on point. Taking the Interpol / Editors formula of black outfits and heavily delayed guitars, The Mirror Trap provide substance as opposed to just borrowing styling tips." -

What Rescue Rooms says “Really excited to check out this rising band's stage show"

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