Are TRC the latest victims of Tr00bonic Plague??

We’ve been big fans of UKHC standouts TRC for a long time, because what’s not to like about five dudes with great abs who act like total assholes and write songs that are 85% breakdowns with lines like “learn how to dress, you fat prick”?? Needless to say, I was very excited to check out their new single “#TEAMUK,” but that excitement only lasted for about 30 seconds:

I only speak a few words of European, so I can’t really understand all the lyrics. But from what I can pick out, this song is about how their butts hurt because a) people do not give the UK the respect it deserves for being the creative force behind the hardcore scene and b) their band is “not just an opening act” because contrary to popular belief/the facts, TRC is actually very popular. Basically, it’s the hardcore equivalent of that fat girl who made the video in which she told everyone that she isn’t fat: their words just don’t correspond with reality. But lulzy, butthurt lyrics aside, the really worrisome part is that all signs point to TRC being the latest band to make the transformation into srscore :(

Compare to their earlier, way sweeter single “Define Cocky” above- and prepare to be disappointed. Notes:

  • Breakdowns replaced with minor-key melodic riffs
  • Popped-collar polos replaced with varsity jackets, plaid shirts, and hoodies
  • 1:12 lingering shot of several Supreme hats for no apparent reason (and fucking lol @ getting on the supreme bandwagon in 2012)
  • Homophobic lyrics in comic book fonts replaced by shots of dogs and homely girls in beanies
  • ESPs with pointy headstocks replaced by Telecasters with mother-of-pearl pickguards.
  • 2:45 Vox amp spotted; where are they recording, fucking Abbey Road?!
  • It makes my butt hurt to watch grainy BW footage of them doing blue-collar stuff like unloading their van, in stark contrast to their old “poor British wiggers/chavs trying to look rich and glamorous” steez. Where’s da #swag?!
  • 3:30 There are still some traces of fun remaining, like this shot of two girls kissing in order to get male attention. I wanted to be into it, but my boner just isn’t into grose semi-hipster bishes :(
  • 3:45 Another awkward moment where it’s painfully clear that TRC are transitioning between their deliberately-ignorant-moshcore and srscore phases: a moderately sweet semi-breakdown that’s offset by the appearance of an Obey shirt– not sheriff which brand is more embarrassing to start jocking in 2012, Obey or Supreme???

Are you on #TEAMUK, and does it include Wales?? Have TRC said goodbye to breakdowns, fun, chav-ery and hello to #teamoldfag? Wood u smash any of these bishes?? Did a single tear roll down your cheek when you realized the world may never see a reprise of “Define Cocky”?????

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66 Responses to Are TRC the latest victims of Tr00bonic Plague??

  1. Mills2k says:

    It’s not butthurt at all!

    The song’s point is how awesome it is that the UK scene is doing well now! It used to usually be all UK bands would open for American bands but now the reverse is happening (BFMV / BMTH all HUGE in the States) and stuff like that.

    There’s a bit less UKHC and more metal I suppose with BMTH-esque orchestras in the background and that, but the band hasn’t changed massively really.

    • pl says:

      I would be proud too if asking alexandria was from my country

      no but seriously they should ask pwd about building a fanbase

    • Sergeant D says:

      are BMTH actually huge in the states? I mean, I know they have their fans but I feel like they aren’t even as big as BVB here? could be totally wrong tho.

    • jm6g90 says:

      Dude it’s 2012, no-one listens to Bullet anymore, they’re basically fossil metal.

      • Void Eater says:

        Srs, it seems like in 2011, every teen in America suddenly decided that BFMV was ghey and stopped listening to them. Like one day everybody listens to them, and tomorrow nobody gave a single fuck.

  2. Keka says:

    Saw them a little while back with The Acacia Strain. Their new stuff is 100000x weaker live by comparison.

  3. Jonnyfilth says:

    Hard lol @ “I only speak a few words of European”
    You hear that, Britfags??? U guys invented the fuckin language and you still sound like ur speaking Hungarianese or something!!

  4. AC says:

    @TRCofficial Shout out to all the WANKERS not feeling the lyrical CONTENT of #TEAMUK. You can hate the delivery, but the subject matter? Really? #wankers

  5. freftd says:

    Trc most definitely love fun from when i saw em the other week, fun guys definitely, stayed and partied after, not a fuck was given. However this video is gay as fuqq

  6. Lo-Rez says:

    I just watched the HATERS video….wtf? DAT TWIST ENDING!

  7. uk says:

    wut about how its pretty ghay to write a song about twitter trending? (PLZ MAKE OUR BAND MOAR POPULAR VIA SOCIAL MEDIA!!!)

    I was pretty bummed when coalesce did a song about messageboards called cowards.com back in 1990 something. that screamed butthurt.

    still, as you would say, TRC are good guys, back tard.

  8. Anon says:

    They actually did rerecord Define Cocky last year, and it goes much harder than the original.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Not TRC, the most fun band in the semi-popular UK Hardcore scene D= Which is full of super butt hurt bands like Enter Shikari and now Architects telling me how much everything sucks and money should be free or some shit like that.

    • pl says:

      yeah new trend for british bands seems to go zeitgeist
      enter shikari started and now architects : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHHJF2cUwyY
      this song would be so good with the regretcore lyrics from hollow crown
      i hope the infection doesnt spread

      • Anonymous says:

        2013 – Asking Alexandria release an album called “The Truth” which is about how the government treads down on everyone but the front man of Asking Alexandria because he is, in fact, better than you xD

  10. Rob says:

    Not TRC, the most fun band in the semi-popular UK Hardcore scene D= Which is full of super butt hurt bands like Enter Shikari and now Architects telling me how much everything sucks and money should be free or some shit like that.

  11. Michael Caine says:

    As a citizen of Britain I feel it necessary to defend TRC against any slanderous claims that they’re serious. Do you think a euphoric symphonic bridge playing whilst they reminisce about reading Metal Hammer magazine (UK mag, more legit than Kerrang, but no Terrorizer), or comparing UK music to infected beef is serious?

    Sad to see the wigger/toughguy act die but a lot of other London bands play that cringecore with straight faces (see Ninebar who you’ve laughed at before). AT first I thought that stack of Supreme Hats was a diss towards the hilarious Your Demise, but I’m sad to say the two bands are friendly and this is probably just the Euro five (ten?) year rule in effect.

  12. Ink Deep says:

    “not sheriff which brand is more embarrassing to start jocking in 2012, Obey or Supreme???” Sarge don’t ever come the UK.

  13. It’s a celebration of the UK music scene in general. And how they’re happy how things seem to be finally going their way after 5-10 years of working hard for it. No butthurt here. It mentions Dappy and Lower Than Atlantis, Dappy is on top of the charts here, and Lower Than Atlantis are on Sumerian over there in the states, bunch of others too.

    UK has it’s own scene, and doesn’t just pander to the USA bands that would come over here anymore. It’s also a nod to BMTH making it bigger and bigger for a bunch of working class dudes from Sheffield.

    Also this is a radio release single, so its why it’s a bit weaker. The song with Nathan from Prowler released soon will be hard as balls.

    Supreme and Obey are really big over here currently. And well the Temptation video that was released a couple of months ago shows Chris jocking an Amani Puffa Jacket Waistcoat. That’s pretty ignant right?

  14. junjunweet says:

    moar srs but defs not damagingly srs. that bit where he says something about Bullet for my valentine being successful and then says “don’t laugh, that’s amazing”, I thought that was nice, like acknowledging they are a bit gay but it’s cool they’re doing well and how you should stop being a fggt high horse dickhead and be happy for bros instead of pretending your better just cause you made up a music taste five minutes ago.

    not hurt in the butt, but first post on here that i have thought “ahhh c’mon now” to…

  15. Google translate couldn’t seem to help me make sense of this post, TRC need to learn how to speak English, not that Cromwellian Cockney-rhyming slang or whatever was coming out of their mouths, srs. Where is the Drop-Squad to reprogram these dudes? They NEED to get back to being who/what they really are, CHAVS. 1st step, go back 2 rocking exclusively Burberry/Fred Perry/Stone Island/Umbro/Adidas. Step 2. make excuses for the parasitic British Royals, especially that camel-fever havin’ dead whore Diana. Step 3. eat an eel-pie with some room temp ale. Step 4. Squeeze themselves into a tiny car that can’t make high-speed turns without tipping over & has a GIANT groce license-plate, go driving on the wrong side of an always wet, foggy, crumbling road. 5th and final step, go get their good guitar-tone back, you never go full retard & you never replace ur crunch w’ a jangle!!!

  16. jm6g90 says:

    Well, I guess it’s still betterthan Enter “Y THE FUCK DO WE EVEN NEED POSSESSIONS AND WAR AND ALL THIS BULLSHIT” Shikari and BMTH’s new progessive screamo direction.

  17. beholdthesharktopus says:

    That main riff reminded me of Chelsea Smile by BMTH. I kinda like it.

  18. wiggles says:

    i don’t care that they are goin all srs, this song fucking kicks. the vocal style sounds a lot like Carpathian or Shipwreck AD, and i can’t get enough of that. i don’t care about the song’s meaning.

  19. Waltertheeinsteinfrog says:

    I love this band but they need to stay talking about the propper way to button your shirt when going to da club and driving speedboats while wearing alligator shoes.

    Inb4 doggy hood$$ concept album about the rape on Nanking.

    • So deep, man says:

      They have stopped it, now every song has odd rap-style self-referential lyrics about how they’re underrated, are successful and have been plugging away for years.Perhaps it’s due to the generic nature of both hip-hop and hardcore music that this occurs; the easy formula is riff-chorus-riff-breakdown… and lyrics about writing good music, songs about songs.

      Not sure wtf that last para was about. You want them to adopt gangsta rapper personas (not far from LBU posturing), and sing about historical events? Sounds sweet! Kinda like the the Iced Earth concept album about the American War of Independence (IMN til death).

    • So deep, man says:

      They have stopped that theme, now every song has odd rap-style self-referential lyrics about how they’re underrated, are successful and have been plugging away for years.Perhaps it’s due to the generic nature of both hip-hop and hardcore music that this occurs; the easy formula is riff-chorus-riff-breakdown… and lyrics about writing good music, songs about songs.

      Not sure wtf that last para was about. You want them to adopt gangsta rapper personas (not far from LBU posturing), and sing about historical events? Sounds sweet! Kinda like the the Iced Earth concept album about the American War of Independence (IMN til death).

    • So deep, man says:

      They have stopped that theme, now every song has odd rap-style self-referential lyrics about how they’re underrated, are successful and have been plugging away for years.Perhaps it’s due to the generic nature of both hip-hop and hardcore music that this occurs; the easy formula is riff-chorus-riff-breakdown… and lyrics about writing good music, songs about songs.

      • Cant wait for 4th revision of ur post, BRO! I just know you’ll REALLY nail it this time!

        • Jonnyfilth says:

          IMO v3.0 was lacking in historical integrity, and didn’t go into enough depth of questions. Definitely keen for v4.0!!!

          • Michael Caine says:

            They have now stopped that theme, now every song has odd rap-style self-referential lyrics about how they’re underrated, are successful and have been plugging away for years.Perhaps it’s due to the generic nature of both hip-hop and hardcore music that this occurs; the easy formula is riff-chorus-riff-breakdown… and lyrics about writing good music, songs about songs.

          • Michael Caine says:

            site kept telling me I’d already posted it but it wasn’t appearing, so I edited it slightly.Must be a delay before it appears. TL; DR amirite?

  20. derekpants says:

    Oh yeah this song won’t seem dated in a year or two -__-

    Reminds me of when bands would reference friendster in their songs.

    • Jonnyfilth says:

      Or like how Evergreen Terrace has rly old songs called “Dear Livejournal” and “New Friend Request” (from the myspace days)

      We so hip & cutting edge!!!!!!
      …wait

  21. Jonnyfilth says:

    1:22 dem crowdsurfing cuties
    Wood grope /10

  22. Chillin' says:

    Yo, D, I’m not sure if you’ve been in Cali for a while but if you go to suburban neighborhoods where everyone is middle class or lower-upper middle class, a bunch of High School kids have just begun reppin’ Supreme and Obey. I remember seeing it start among Sophomores just as I was about to graduate and see it all the time at the mall. Maybe it died out in the East Coast first or s/t?? I’m confused :(

    And honestly, the song, while definitely not as sweet as Define Cocky, is still pretty good. It goes hard and doesn’t seem as whiny as other srscore shit I’ve heard, so I’m still backing that shit.

  23. Walker says:

    Making fun of British people = NEVER not funny

  24. yeahokaynowwhat says:

    lol i think you’re reading to much into this one video and ruining the fun for yourself. Idk, as far as lyrics are concerned, both songs seem to be following similar trains of thought. The attitude kinda reminds of how ETC reps jersey (pretty much every song on Renaissance was like this). Major lawlz at jocking obey and supreme while bragging about setting trends, though. All and all good shit. I will say, though, that bridge reminded of Enter Shikari way too much (used to love them now just find their music as insufferable as “real” hip hop; and for much the same reasons.

    1:49 I wonder if that booty smell doe.

  25. MasterSlave says:

    My butt is deeply hurt by this

  26. Manualdad says:

    2:30 — straight up most awkward ‘bro’–handshake evar??’? I cringed hard :( #eurobroswillneverberealbros

  27. Anonymous says:

    TRC were repping Supreme back in 09.

    Throw the video for “London’s Greatest Love Story” in between those two, and they got more srs between 08 and 09 then they did 09 onward.

  28. HAMTARO says:

    once i heard that line “you are not from new york city” in whatever trc song it was, i was like oh no fuck this shit jaefhaibvqoncaoncwjvonb and turned it right the fuck off. so GHEY

  29. Wales says:

    No, fuck that. #noteamuk

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