WHAT

The Malthusian Trap are a band based in Plymouth, Devon.  We are part electronic, part mechanical and a 1/6 human.  A hybrid of styles born from a frustration of the generic.  In a short space of time we have played most major cities in the UK, appeared on various radio stations and were tipped by BBC Introducing in Devon as one of the sounds to look out for in 2016.  We are an independent band who are sick of seeing clone after clone after clone. We do things as we think they should be done.  If you don’t like it then you know what to do.

WHO

Born a bastard love child fathered by the Hacienda of Manchester, the rave culture of Birmingham & the industrialism of the Plymouth dockyards.  The Malthusian Trap are made up of Doug Bishop on bass guitar, Rob Griffiths on lead guitar, Damon Foster on vocals and a robotic machine called Akai on drums.

VIDEO

LIVE DATES 2016

15 JAN 2016 : THE JACARANDA LIVERPOOL

16 JAN 2016 : NIGHT & DAY CAFE MANCHESTER

17 JAN 2016 : WEST STREET LIVE SHEFFIELD

6 Feb 2016 : THE CAVERN EXETER

4 MAR 2016 : THE UNDERGROUND PLYMOUTH

7 MAY 2016 : THE UNDERGROUND PLYMOUTH

13 MAY 2016 : PLYMOUTH FILM FESTIVAL OPENING PARTY

16 JULY 2016 : NIGHT & DAY CAFE MANCHESTER

23 JULY 2016 : BAYVIEW FESTIVAL TORQUAY

5 AUGUST 2016 : POET JUNKIES EP LAUNCH PLYMOUTH

12 AUGUST 2016 : LOVE SUMMER FESTIVAL PLYMOUTH

2 SEPTEMBER 2016 : MALTHUSIAN TRAP EP PARTY FISHERMANS ARMS PLYMOUTH

1 OCTOBER 2016 : MUSICIANS AGAINST HOMELESSNESS WITH GLC THE CLAY FACTORY IVYBRIDGE NR PLYMOUTH

10 DECEMBER 2016: THE UNDERGROUND PLYMOUTH

MUSIC

We released our first EP titled The Underclass in 2015, it was recorded in a home studio then released online for free download & was met with positive feedback.  We then recorded our second EP Palpitations in professional recording studios in 2016 and are due to release the EP on limited edition 12″ vinyl.  You can hear some early stuff below, look out for some exclusive live videos we did with BBC Introducing of the newer material very soon.
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