Personal Trainer Release New Single “Intangible”

Personal Trainer Releases New Single “Intangible”
Personal Trainer Photo by Tom van Huisstede

Personal Trainer create songs that sound like all your favorite indie rock luminaries jam-packed into big-beaming pop psalms.Today they have have shared their new single “Intangible.” The track is a hint of what’s next for the group following their first full-length LP, Big Love Blanket.

New single “Intangible” erupts from a rising synth line into spry indie-funk pop, where Willem Smit’s innate melodic instincts light the way into new and uncharted territory for Personal Trainer. As Willem explains: “I tried to make a song that is something I wouldn’t normally do and experiment with that. I like how it turned out because it’s also probably one of the first instances where I had the chorus first and the other parts later, which rarely happens.”

Next month Personal Trainer will hit the road with their labelmates Pom Poko for a co-headline tour which includes a performance at the Electric Ballroom in London. Summer festival appearances include Green Man, Lowlands and more.

Willem Smit is the epicenter of the group, which originated from impromptu and exhilarating live shows featuring ever-shifting members of different local bands sharing a bustling stage. Their nascent state-of-flux has cemented into a steady seven-piece but Willem still welcomes the contrast with his recorded work. “When I make the record, it’s me calling the shots. But I can’t tell everyone exactly what to do every second when we’re on stage. There’s, like, shakers flying around or instruments being thrown all over the place, so I don’t have the capacity to control that. And that’s really exciting to me.”

Personal Trainer Tour Dates:

Sat. Mar. 30 – Schijndel, NL @ Paaspop
Fri. Apr. 19 – Stoke, UK @ The Sugarmill *
Sat. Apr. 20 – Manchester, UK @ Canvas *
Sun. Apr. 21- Edinburgh, UK @ The Caves *
Tue. Apr. 23 – Leeds, UK @ The Wardrobe *
Wed. Apr. 24 – Bristol, UK @ The Beacon *
Thu. Apr. 25 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom *
Fri. Apr. 26 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 *
Sat. Apr. 27- Nijmegen, NL @ Oranjepop
Thu. May 9 – Hasselt, BE @ Farm %
Fri. May 10 – Brussels, BE @ PILAR %
Sat. May 11 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix Bar %
Fri. Jul. 5 – Kraggenburg, NL @ Wilde Weide
Sat. Jul. 27 – Thirsk, UK @ Deer Shed Festival
Sun. Jul. 28 – Oxfordshire, UK @ Truck Festival
Sat. Aug. 10 – Lierop, NL @ Nirwana Tuinfeesten
Fri. Aug. 16 – Crickhowell, UK Green Man Festival
Sat. Aug 17 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands
Sun. Aug. 25 – Portsmouth, UK @ Victorious Festival

* w/ Pom Poko
% w/ Pip Blom

Stream “Intangible” HERE.


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