We’re very pleased to greet the new year with the news that Trent Miller’s latest album Time Between Us is now available on vinyl in a limited edition release in conjunction with Sugarbush Records.
Trent’s music is an amalgam of folk, rock, goth and americana that continues to attract a growing following.
Time Between Us (Sugarbush SB056) carries on the trajectory set by its predecessor, the acclaimed Burnt Offerings (2014), which saw him emerging from the darkness that overshadowed his first two albums Cerberus (2009) and Welcome To Inferno Valley (2011), towards a hopeful glimmer on the horizon and a new maturity in songwriting.
It’s not all sweetness and light though: the past four years have seen Miller navigate his way through a difficult divorce, as well as conquering his various other demons, and this is reflected in the lyrics. Musically, the album is considerably richer, its sonic timbres sighted midway between the melodic folk-pop of The Byrds and the ethereal shimmer of the Cocteau Twins.
Like Burnt Offerings, Time Between Us was recorded at Reservoir Studios in North London, co-produced by Trent with Graham Knight of Simple Kid and Orphan Colours. The album also features Trent’s regular accomplices, renowned session guitarist Paul Cuddeford, violinist Barbara Bartz, cellist Bethany Porter and drummer Patrick Degenhardt.
This is the most adept and talented collection of musicians Trent has worked with thus far. As his right-hand man Graham Knight, plays a similar role to Tony Garnier in Bob Dylan’s band. The busy Barbara Bartz also works with Dana Immanuel, Nadine Khouri, and Rob Cocoran amongst others while Paul Cuddeford currently plays with Holy Holy and Steve Harley having previously been in Ian Hunter’s band. They are augmented by cellist Bethany Porter and drummer Patrick Degenhard
Born and raised in the countryside of north-eastern Italy, fuelled by dreams of rock’n’roll, Miller made his way to London as a youth, joining the just-blooming Americana circuit. Carrying with him the dual influence of the Beats and darkly troubled songwriters like Gene Clark, Jeffrey Lee Pierce and Guy Kyser, he made his recorded debut on the album Hidden Desert, a tribute to Kyser’s much missed Northern Californians ensemble Thin White Rope.
Releasing his debut Cerberus himself, he then signed up with the recording arm of highly-regarded underground magazine, Bucketfull Of Brains, the first UK champions of the Paisley Underground and REM; Welcome To Inferno Valley was the first full-length album released on the Bucketfull Of Brains’ label.
“Sweet songs full of longing and grace.” Dan Stuart (Green On Red)
“My god, there are some lovely plaintive songs on this terrific album.” (Terrascope Online)
“An aching and deeply romantic touch throughout.” (Blabber ‘n’ Smoke)
Exclusively available for order from Sugarbush here