Deer Shed 26th - 29th July 2024
Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, N Yorks

26th - 29th July 2024

Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer

Seems to me that there's loads of great new music about at the moment. It wasn't always the case, perhaps it's a post-COVID thing but our more recent band hunting away days have been amazingly fruitful. One such summer outing introduced us to Personal Trainer.

They are ace. Drawing influences from the best of US indie traditions. From Bodega, Parquet Courts through to The Hold Steady, yet they are Dutch. A really great feel good show, they will command the In The Dock stage we have no doubt.

It is actually quite amazing how many indie bases that they touch during a set whilst still bringing something new and fresh via the songwriting, indeed So Young Magazine said the band were “Cushily familiar yet riotously unique; pantomiming and compelling.” Spell check doesn't like cushily but I'll leave it in.

Fun fact: One of the band’s early career highlights was a 24-hour (!) performance at Amsterdam’s legendary pop temple Paradiso. Expect the same level of relentless indie charm at Deer Shed in July.

O.J