Manchester grunge-punk band, Forager, release “The Trouble” – their 4th single this year.

“We wanted to write something big and beefy without any unnecessary frills or overly complex sections. Just a fat riff and a big sing a long chorus!”

Oliver, Forager
Manchester, UK's grunge-punk band, Forager artwork for 'The Trouble'
‘The Trouble’ artwork

Manchester grunge up-and-comers Forager released their newest single, The Trouble. on July 28th. This marks their fourth release this year – and it might just be their best yet.

Beginning with a series of hard-hitting and electric riffs, before launching into an explosive drum beat, the intro leaves listeners unsure of what exactly to expect. Almost a minute into the track, Forager reveal their secret weapon – lead singer Oliver Lindop’s powerhouse vocals. As he launches into the refrain, it’s impossible not to get swept up in the band’s excitement.


“Lyrically when we were writing “The Trouble” it was absolutely pissing it down with rain so we thought we’d just start there. Gradually it developed into being about the broader sense of the fear and anxiety that can surround doing something you really don’t want to do, which is something we think a lot of people can relate to.”

Oliver, Forager

With controlled yet guttural screaming vocals, an energetic drum beat, and almost violent sounding electric guitars, the band delivers a refreshing new take on ’90s-inspired grunge. It’s not a long song, clocking in at just under three minutes, however with their rhythmic riffs and short but sweet vocal performance, it gets the band’s message across.

The Trouble shows a new side to Forager; a heavy anthem that could fill stadiums, but without losing any of their edge. With an upcoming tour in October and more single releases on the horizon, we know what to expect from Forager – they’re going to cause some Trouble.

Listen to Forager’s latest single ‘The Trouble’ now:

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