Trueman & The Indoor League is the musical brainchild of Yorkshire born and now London based singer/songwriter Sam Trueman. Out today, ‘Boomers In The Area’ is the splendidly titled, official debut single, released via Submarine Cat Records.
‘Boomers In The Area’ explores Sam’s quarter life crisis, with a wink to camera that borders on a nervous twitch. Caught, as he seems to be, between the pressures of rural tradition and the optimism of inner-city youth, like Dorothy Gale in a shopping centre.
The ever-changing band initially comprised of 12 members – but was rapidly cut down for tax reasons. ‘The Indoor League’ featured in the band’s name is a reference to the much-loved, Yorkshire Television-produced show that Sam’s late Grandad, cricketer Freddie Trueman, hosted in the 1970s.
On writing ‘Boomers In The Area’, Sam commented; “You know those odd requests you sometimes get at shows? And that tentative, icky feeling that creeps in afterwards as integrity starts nipping at your heels. It started life like that I think. I wasn’t trying to write an ageist anthem or anything. This is more like dressing for generational warfare in your Dad’s suit.”
Ambition has never been in short supply for the young Yorkshireman. Sam recently even sold his silver Mazda to finance studio sessions for the band to put down some more new music. Now transport-less, but with a fistful of spanking new songs on the horizon, Sam cites influences as wide ranging as Father John Misty to Elvis Costello & The Attractions.
With more new music on the way, along with live shows around the UK to be announced and a handful of shows coming up in the capital, Trueman & The Indoor League are shaping up to be everyone’s new favourite band by the end of 2023.
2023 LIVE DATES
London, The George Tavern
London, St Moritz Club
SubCat’s OFF PISTE
IN TRANSIT Showcase