Quinton Trembath's Open Hearted Souvenirs
With the goal of releasing a new music every six months, a release from Quinton Trembath is a beacon of excellence to look forward to a couple of times a year. Like the folk punk equivalent of Christmas or a birthday where the songs don't suck and no-one's uncle tries to fight you. Latest release Souvenirs has dropped today and already left a mark on my heart.
I first met Quinton Trembath when he showed up in my living room out of the blue, guitar in hand, singing new songs to my then housemate Evan Buckley. I forgot Quinton's name that night, but I knew I'd just met a truly special songwriter. Quinton Trembath possesses a back catalog of songs that build, swell and illustrate the pages of a musical journal. Open hearted and earnest to the experiences of Trembath whilst still fresh and exciting in head of a true troubadour. Souvenirs, is no different; a point illustrated when asked of the inspiration behind the EP and release schedule:
"I set myself a goal of releasing an EP every six months, the main reason being that the songs are quite personal and specific and I wanted them to be released and performed while the feeling behind them was still relevant and profound.
The title for this release came from the realisation that my lyrics were frequently reflecting on the inanimate objects from my recollections that seemed trivial at the time but in retrospect resonated the feelings I have about that memory."
A cornucopia of songs soon to be fan favourites, Souvenirs, is an uplifting drive through the early days of a relationship, inspiration, friendships and fitting in that will put a smile on your face and have you reaching for the repeat button.
Highlighted for me in the ever so chantable Fingerless Gloves. An anthemic song that speaks of friendships, the fear of losing a beautiful purple patch of mental health and how to make the most of those times for both yourself and your friends.
Underwritten by intricate fiddle and bass lines that lift the EP out of the bedroom and give it a certain cinematic quality, Souvenirs, is another brilliant release from Quinton Trembath that has me hoping that the next six months go quickly.