Trent Miller hails from just outside Turin, the ‘Capital of the Alps’, in Northern Italy though now resides in London. Since first arriving here in 2006 his fusions of folk, rock, goth and americana have seen him attract a growing following.
His debut album Cerberus was released in 2009 on his own Hangman Records label (later reissued through Bucketfull Of Brains in 2012). It quickly gained wide acclaim, receiving substantial press coverage and airplay, including Cerys Matthews on BBC6 Music.
He returned with a second collection of arresting country folk, 'Welcome to Inferno Valley', in 2011. This was the first full-length album released on the Bucketfull Of Brains’ label; directly affiliated to the legendary magazine. Q Magazine described it as a ‘darkly underground mix of hangovers, anguished love, mournful blues and lonesome country’ and the Daily Mirror declared ‘fans of Gene Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark will recognise a kindred spirit in his glowering meditations and steely worldview’.
Trent and his band then entered Chris Clarke’s Reservoir Studios to record a new album, his most ambitious project to date. ‘Burnt Offerings’ is a step towards a more modern, electric-oriented sound, strongly influenced by bands like The Gun Club and Thin White Rope.
It presents a series of vignettes depicting the unravelling of a doomed love. Consumed in a fire of destructive passion we watch as two lives spiral towards disintegration. At times a raking of the ashes, at others a vision of what might have been; all set in a strange visionary landscape reminiscent of De Quincey’s opium dreams, Burroughs’ Cities Of The Red Night and Dylan’s Street Legal.