About Trophy Eyes

Artist Enquiry

Trophy Eyes have revealed details for their upcoming record The American Dream, out August 3rd via Hopeless Records/UNIFIED. The first single lifted from the album, “You Can Count On Me”, premiered on triple j’s Good Nights.

“You Can Count On Me” a reaction to the negative and judgmental treatment a lot of artists experience on social media today and shines a spotlight on the impact this can have on their mental health. Frontman John Floreani explains: “In many ways, ‘You Can Count on Me’ is a push back - a voice for those who choose not to defend themselves against the growing torch and pitchfork mentality that encircles performers in the era of modern music. Artists used to be a respected breed. With the uprising of social media, it’s as if listeners think they know us. They follow our every move and make judgments on our character based on a photo they may have seen, or a statement someone may have made.”

The third album in the Trophy Eyes collection, The American Dream is based on the idea that there’s still utopia left on this this planet – a place where one can start again and live a peaceful life, forsaking the trail of destruction that threatened to derail it all.

The American Dream also serves as a coming of age fable, in which Floreani takes an introspective look at who he is today. His story is brought to life in vivid colour with string arrangements produced by Chris Craker, who can list the soundtrack to Hans Zimmer’s score of Interstellar and Hans Zimmer The Classics on his production resume.

“This record is about my life in present time and a reflection on who I was and how I got here,” Floreani explains. “As much of the other Trophy Eyes works have been the hate, violence, addiction and heartbreak I fought so desperately to leave behind, this record is about shedding one’s past, transitioning from boy to man, making a home and wanting nothing more in life than to sit and enjoy the silence.”

The American Dream follows on from their critically acclaimed 2016 album Chemical Miracle, which debuted at #8 on the Australian ARIA Chart and was a significant launch pad for the band as they dominated their home continent with back-to-back tours sold out months in advance in some of the biggest rooms in the country. Trophy Eyes also went on to conquer the globe with headline tours in North America and the UK, both slapping sold out signs on box offices around their respective territories.

Trophy Eyes now leads a new wave in rock music, blending their punk and hardcore roots with modern rock and pop sensibilities. Known for their brutally honest and emotional storytelling and lyricism combined with one of the most energetic live shows on the circuit, Trophy Eyes are set to takeover with the drop of The American Dream come August.


Trophy Eyes News


Trophy Eyes have dropped their new anthem “Hurt” today. At the forefront of a new movement in rock, “Hurt” reveals a new side of the band as they push the boundaries on their uniquely popular sound, adding even more power to their new wave feel while retaining their signature Trophy Eyes dynamic. The song was premiered worldwide on triple […]

Trophy Eyes Announce ‘Home Is Australia’ Tour

Trophy Eyes may have only just wrapped up their wildly successful and very sold out Australian tour last week, but they are keen to do it all again in August. Kicking off in Perth, Trophy Eyes will do another victory lap of the country with support from The Hard Aches, Trashboat (UK) and Rumours.   […]

triple j Hottest 100: Tash Sultana #3 + #32 & Kingswood #48

Tash Sultana has come in at #3 in the Hottest 100 with her hit Jungle, with over 2.2 million votes cast this is a massive result for the Melbourne multi instrumentalist.    The triple j unearthed artist of the year also had her single Notion also came in at number 32. It’s been a career […]

Trophy Eyes Hit ARIA Top 10 and Announce National Album Tour

Newcastle natives, Trophy Eyes, officially released their new album Chemical Miracle last Friday via Hopeless Records, debuting at no.8 on the ARIA Album Charts and no. 3 on the ARIA Australian Artist Album Charts. The band recently released a brand new music video for their song “Breathe You In”. The video was filmed at Coney Island, New York, during a […]

Trophy Eyes Touring with The Amity Affliction, Drop New Single & Announce Album

Newcastle, Australia natives, Trophy Eyes, are excited to announce the release of their new album Chemical Miracle! The album is set to release on October 14, 2016 via Hopeless Records and is now available for digital and physical pre-order. Today the band also released their first single “Chlorine” as well as a music video. Fans […]