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anchor 2001
different stars (sonicwire) 2002
different stars (bella union) UK 2003
vapour trail single (bu uk) 2003
lie in the sound single (bu uk) 2004
different stars ( nettwerk) 2004
having (nettwerk) 2006



During more than eight years of developing a sound and community, Trespassers William switched several members before forming its current and longest lasting group: Matt Brown, Ross Simonini, Anna-Lynne Williams and Jme. The band became a presence on the music scene with their second album, Different Stars, which was originally released only in Europe but later, re-released worldwide on Nettwerk Records (2004). The album established Trespassers as subtle, nuanced songwriters and hinted at influences of ambient and folk and shoegaze. The group spent two years touring internationally and performed with such acts as Damien Rice, Stereolab and Morrissey. Then, in early 2005 they rented a house in the outskirts of Seattle and began to reinterpret the focus of their sound.
For Having, their newest album, the band traveled to Tarbox Studios (Buffalo, New York) and worked together with the renowned producer/mixer Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Mogwai, Low, etc.) to push their songs toward more complex textures and into deeper extremes of quiet and loud. They began to create a more diverse sound through the constant rotation of instruments through band members.
This change in style and attitude has also complimented the bandÂ’s live performances. Their sets include more powerful shifts in dynamic, live video projection and constant instrument changes. The more electronic tracks on Having also tend to utilize more acoustic treatments on stage, making the live show a unique and separate experience from the album.
In the remaining months of 2005, the band will release, a live iTunes session to prepare for the release of having set for an early 2006. Tours of the US, Canada and, Europe will kick off in Feb. 2006 as well.