Trash Boat
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Trash Boat is back with a new single “Synthetic Sympathy.”

The single, released today, is certainly different and more experimental than Trash Boat’s previous work but seems to be liked by fans.

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“When you’re experiencing problems in life that are long term or permanent, it often alters the way in which your friends and family interact with you,” Tobi Duncan explains to Kerrang! “Such a prominent thing can become the first port of call for conversation or serve as a platform for people to offer sympathy, as this is really the only thing available.

I’m not saying this is bad. I’m fortunate enough to have people I know that love me and know I love them. I think being honest and discussing these things are important. People need support.”

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“This song is just a source for me to vent about the looming dread of life, perpetuated by a never ending chain of equally inconsequential conversations, that after so much time and repetition, only serve to remind me that it exists until it doesn’t feel real anymore.”

The new video for the song can be seen below.

Trash Boat “Synthetic Sympathy” lyrics

Synthesise all your sympathy
You don’t know
You don’t owe me

So tired of this game
You don’t know what you mean
You don’t mean what you say
Deal with the devils I know
Wait for the ones that I don’t
A never ending show
I always seem to be flat, it’s my only note

Break me out, break me out
I’ve been feeling down, feeling down
Somebody prove to me we don’t have to do this alone

Synthesise all your sympathy
You don’t know
You don’t owe me
So tired of this game
Misery left it’s mark today
Sundering my submissive clay
Synthetic sympathy
You don’t know, you don’t know

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Break me out, break me out
I’ve been feeling down, feeling down
Somebody prove to me we don’t have to do this alone
Pull me out, pull me out
I’ve been sinking down, I’ve been sinking
Somebody prove to me we don’t have to do this alone

Now I’m vitreous from the flames
See through me
Watch me break

Break me out, break me out
I’ve been feeling down, feeling down
Somebody prove to me we don’t have to do this alone
Pull me out, pull me out
I’ve been sinking down, I’ve been sinking

Somebody help me please
I don’t want to die alone

Fans appear to be liking the new direction of the band and have taken to Twitter to discuss the experimentation.

Trash Boat was last discussed when they covered a Linkin Park track for Mental Health Awareness Month and Songs That Saved My Life’s Mental Health May.

Trash Boat has a slew of tour dates coming in the next few months and can be seen below. Tickets can be purchased here.

Tell us what you think about “Synthetic Sympathy” in the comments below.

Dates

Sep 1–Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo +^
Sep 2–Wien, Austria @ Arena +^
Sep 3– Munchen, Germany @ Feierwerk +^
Sep 5– Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia +^
Sep 6–Leipzig, Germany @ Felsenkeller Leipzig +^
Sep 7–Hamburg, Germany @ Headcrash +^
Sep 8–Koln, Germany @ MTC Club +^
Sep 9–Haarlem, Netherlands @ Patronaat +^
Sep 10–Antwerpen – Merksem, Belgium @ Kavka +^

Sep 12–Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 Institute +^*
Sep 13–London, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Islington +^*
Sep 14–Leeds, United Kingdom @ Leeds Uni Stylus +^*
Sep 15–Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Garage +^*

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Sep 21–Nashville, TN @ The Basement East #$%
Sep 23–Austin, TX @ Barracuda #$%
Sep 24–Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #$%
Sep 26–Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater #$%
Sep 27–San Diego, CA @ The Irenic #$%
Sep 28–Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubador #$%
Sep 29–San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s #$%
Oct 1–Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile #$%
Oct 2–Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret #$%
Oct 3–Portland, OR @ The Paris Theatre #$%
Oct 5–Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock #$%
Oct 6–Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater #$%
Oct 8–Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge #$%
Oct 9–Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s #$%
Oct 11–Detroit, MI @ The Shelter #$%
Oct 12–Toronto, ON @ The Hard Luck #$%
Oct 13–Montreal, QC @ Le Ministere #$%

Oct 15–Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dees <
Oct 16–London, ON @ Rum Runners <
Oct 17–Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place <
Oct 18–Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome <
Oct 20–Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse Stage <
Oct 22–Richmond, VA @ Canal Club <
Oct 23–Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub <

+ Capstan
^ Doll Skin
* WOES
# Don Bronco
$ SLEEP ON IT
% Selfish Things
< Hold Close

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