"Trickster Figures are a rock duo that between them appear to possess near-perfect communication. "” - Alt77

Alternative music blog

Trickster Figures are a rock duo that between them appear to possess near-perfect communication. Much like great rock couples of the recent past (the White Stripes, Two Gallants) they are also inspired by roots music and complement this by the addition of banjo, acoustic guitars, and a nice understanding of music production. 

Throughout “Black Hole” the voices of the two musicians chase themselves frenziedly until the reverb drenched whistling of the final bars lays it all down to rest.

St. Louis indie / folk duo, Trickster Figures, appear to effortlessly conjure up feelings of being whisked away to some sort of enchanted forest.” - Temp Temp

indie music blog

The beauty of music is how it can magically transport us to a different place, and with Beyond Me, St. Louis indie / folk duo, Trickster Figures, appear to effortlessly conjure up feelings of being whisked away to some sort of enchanted forest. 

Despite being undoubtedly minimalist, Beyond Me has a lot going for it. Armed with nothing but a ukulele, and a vocal tone that carries the slightest hint of mystery and mischief about it right at the very start, the tune begins to wake from its slumber with a beautiful breadth of vocal harmonies and a liberal sprinkling of glockenspiel, before a full-on gear change at around 1:44. This provides the slightest semblance of a shot in the arm to the piece, and while it reshapes the energy going on here somewhat, doesn’t disturb the peace and ensures that Beyond Me still is a laid-back joy to the ears. 

If there’s anything wanted a little more of here, it would have been to hear the lyrics a little more clearly – but even without being able to track the lines word for word, the slightly misty vibes on show here are a delight to listen to, and we could see this piece fitting in quite well in a playlist with more local stalwarts in the Indie / Folk genre such as Westward Ho! and Minnie Birch.

What makes this song so alluring is the beautiful vocals and mellow moods” - Ai Love Music

indie music blog

Today’s featured song is “I’m Not Gonna Take It” by American indie-folk duo Trickster Figures. This song features a contrast that is found in the vocals and the acoustic guitar. While the vocals the main melody sweetly, it is contrasted by the acoustic guitar which strums harshly in a fast tempo. It really represents the lyrics, which talk about being sweet yet tough, really well. This contrast in the vocals and acoustic guitar is not too overbearing nor pushy, but a pleasant balance between the two. 

“I’m Not Gonna Take It” is a wonderful indie-folk tune with its mellow moods and mid-tempo beats. But, make sure to check out the chorus, as those fast-paced runs are a nice surprise. They are brilliantly executed and written as I really enjoyed them. But, what makes this song so alluring is the beautiful vocals and mellow moods. Any music lover will love this song as much as I do!

http://alt77.com/trickster-figures-black-hole-review/
"We really liked their universe and their way of telling stories!"” - Direct Actu

Music and culture blog, France

"Black Hole." : Trickster Figures is an independent folk duo based in St. Louis, Missouri. We really liked their universe and their way of telling stories! 
This time the duo are talking about the song of the sirens and more particularly one, which will attract people like magnets. As the song explains, the closer you get to her the more attracted you are and the further away you disappear. (Google Translate)

https://direct-actu.fr/2020/07/27/trickster-figures-black-hole/
"Surprising"” - Direct Actu

Music and culture blog, France

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