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“The Tricks are largely an independent, DIY success story, building a devoted army of fans through near continuous live activity.” Clash Magazine

“Appearing to a raucous crowd, it quickly becomes clear exactly why The Tricks sell out every one of their London gigs… 4 Stars” The Fly, live review

“Jagged and melodic pop, with electrifying guitars and a frantic but fetching chorus.” This Feeling, ‘Part Time Lover’ single review

“Loud, energetic and vitally unpretentious rock ‘n’ roll that has its roots in their beloved influences of Americana that they combine with their unabashed Britishness.” Disorder Magazine

“Top notch.” The Digital Fix, ‘Not Too Young’ single review

The Tricks are a rock ‘n’ roll band that have established a dedicated fan base through their electrifying live shows and their love of touring.
The Tricks are bros Joel Hodge (lead vocals/bass) and Ash Hodge (drums), John Bisset and Eliot Crabtree (both guitars).
The four buddies grew up together in Hertfordshire, listening to Indie and Rock ‘n’ Roll records, writing songs in their teenage bedrooms and playing local pub gigs.
As soon as they were old enough, the boys decamped to London and began to get involved in the City’s music scene and after stints in various gigging bands, they stopped messing around and formed The Tricks.

Around this time, one cold winter, John and Eliot moved into a vast abandoned warehouse in Hackney and turned it into The Tricks HQ; it was here, in an attempt to distract them from the sub-zero temperatures, that the band began to write, rehearse and record… This is where The Tricks sound was formed.
The Tricks then established themselves by gigging extensively around London and the UK which led to a show at London’s Bush Hall; this is where they caught the attention of Los Angeles-based record label Unison Music Group.
In a whirlwind, The Tricks were flown out to LA and spent two months working with Grammy-Nominated producers, Bruce Witkin and Ryan Dorn, on tracks which would provide the basis for their debut E.P.

Beginning in August 2012, The Tricks released a download-only single in four consecutive months; this coincided with the band’s popular and eclectic monthly club night in Dalston, East London. These singles, ‘Part Time Lover’, ‘On Trial’, ‘Not Too Young’ and ’49 Mercury’, quickly became live crowd pleasers and in November 2012 The Tricks released their debut 7” vinyl EP ’49 Mercury’ which featured all four songs; In support of the EP, The Tricks embarked on their first headline UK tour.

After an exciting and busy 2012, The Tricks returned to L.A in January 2013 to record some new tracks which would complete their debut album.
On their return from Los Angeles, The Tricks went straight back on the road on an 8-date tour culminating in a sold out show at Central London’s The Social.
Due to demand the boys will be heading out on a headline tour in May, beginning in Birmingham on the 11th and ending in their hometown of London at The Lexington on the 17th May.

The Tricks release their blistering new single, ‘Better’, on the 29thof April and their debut album will follow later this year.

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