Troup
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Troup

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
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"HITS Daily Double B-Side"

The debut album by classic rockers Troup highlights singer-guitarist Alex Troup's "keen sense of melody, arena-rock urges and deft juggling of the melancholy and hopeful" and spins on KCRW, BBC Radio, Indie 1031 and more. Are they the next big thing?

The band will be showcasing Nov 5th at School Night at Bardot in Hollywood. - HITS Daily Double


"Editor's Pick - Troup - Last Chance for Romance"

Editor's Pick - Performer


"FEATURED SONG: Troup – “Runaway”"

Los Angeles’ Troup has been getting a lot of radio love in the region for their debut album Last Chance For Romance, which has an alt-pop mix of Wilco and Tonic. The standout of the album is easily “Runaway,” a rich sweet nugget of 90s pop nostalgia which manages to be catchy and upbeat despite being about the woman Alex Troup let get away. Though most of the 90s rock bands I grew up on will likely be relegated to a discount bin, Troup goes after a loftier goal — bringing the alternative rock of that era into the realm of classic rock. In the end it’s all about how good the song is, and “Runaway” is a repeater — once you have the hook in your head you’ll be singing it everywhere you go. This is proof a song doesn’t need to be complicated to be a keeper. - Hear, hear!


"On the Edge of the World with Troup"

Here is a question for you all. What happens when you take a Wales-born musician fully ensconced in the Britpop scene and throw him into the emerging Indie rock scene of California? Think of a chemical solution. Sometimes you squeeze some fluid into the solution and, while you may be covering your face and bracing for impact, nothing happens. In this situation, the solution popped, and out erupted an intriguing mixture of Coldplay-esque melody and west-coast indie. The sound that splashes your ears is heavy on melody, harmony, and soul. And it ain’t acid. It’s damn refreshing. So how about we take a dip into Troup.

Troup formed after frontman Alex Troup moved to Los Angeles in 2006. In exploring the local music climate he met producer/keyboardist Evan Beigel and eventually added guitarist Claudio Tristano, bassist Darren Thomas McGuire and drummer Brandon Davis. Troup released their first album Last Chance for Romance and it has started gaining radio play everywhere from local California stations to BBC radio. And it’s totally alright to jump on board. The band demonstrates a keen ability to create radio-friendly hits that are all different. Troup does not suffer from the dreaded “it all sounds alike” syndrome. - The Music Court


"Artist to Watch: Indie Rockers Troup"

As far as we are concerned Troup is the next big thing! Formed by Wales-born songwriter Alex Troup, his L.A.-bred quintet Troup, is a mix of classic rock and indie pop. The group’s debut album, “Last Chance for Romance,” is already getting spins on KCRW, KCSN, Moheak Radio, BBC Radio, among others. - The Comet


"Premiere: Troup, ‘Edge of the World’"

So much good classic rock is being relegated to background music for TV, film and advertising these days, you wonder why anybody in his right mind would make an entire album. Alex Troup has — his L.A.-bred quintet Troup has synthesized the singer-guitarist’s keen sense of melody, arena-rock urges and deft juggling of the melancholy and hopeful on the album “Last Chance for Romance.” It’s a jump forward on the path Troup began over a decade ago in the U.K., where the Wales-born songwriter fronted the band Crashland, purveyors of high-adrenaline Britpop who came along about the time Britpop was losing its luster (or, in the case of bands like Keane and Snow Patrol, watering itself down for the Starbucks crowd). Troup moved to L.A. in 2006, eventually meeting producer/keyboardist Evan Beigel while browsing the vinyl bins at Amoeba. Now, with guitarist Claudio Tristano, bassist Darren Thomas McGuire and drummer [Graham Roby], Troup has arrived at a still-radio-friendly sound that reflects his new American roots. - Buzzbands.LA


Discography

Last Chance for Romance - 2012

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The debut album by classic rockers Troup highlights singer-guitarist Alex Troups keen sense of melody, arena-rock urges and deft juggling of the melancholy and hopeful. (Kevin Bronson, Buzzbands LA)

After moving from Wales to Los Angeles and meeting producer/keyboardist Evan Beigel, Alex began writing Last Chance for Romance, which was inspired by heartbreak and his move across the pond.  Mastered by legend Stephen Marcussen (Tom Petty, Nirvana), the album has a radio-friendly sound that reflects [Alexs] new American roots. (Buzzbands LA)  Now, with guitarist Claudio Tristano, bassist Darren McGuire and drummer Graham Roby, the band is playing all over Southern California and is recording new material for a 2014 release.

With six out of eleven songs getting airplay at stations such as KCRW, BBC Radio, Indie 1031, East Village Radio and more, the album and the band continue their upward momentum.

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