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The Skinny: It all started in 3-bedroom apartment located in a beachside, Southern California ghetto called Del Mar. Long time friends, Kevin Childs and Brian Zanini, had just finished a bottle of Makers Mark Whiskey and decided to jam on an acoustic guitar and a piano. Despite the drunken mistakes and out of tune guitar, the boys we’re feeling the flow and the music was sounding surprisingly good.

After a couple of these blurry nights, Kevin and Brian decided to take it to the next level and book studio time with their friend Brian Grider at SCM recordings. With a set date to record and two heads full of ideas, it was time to write. The goal was to write songs that we’re sincere and easily understood. They weren’t trying to create a new genre or change the world, just write some good pop tunes. When they got in to the studio, it took about two weeks to record four songs. Three days after recording, Kevin sent a track to his friends at Gas Can Music and immediately got a response.

They wanted Kevin and Brian to record two more tracks and release a six song EP off Gas Can Music. This provided all the excitement and inspiration they needed to crank out two new songs and get the ball rolling. With their new EP titled Circles set to release March 29th from Gas Can Music, and a full band including Adam Lopez on guitar, Alex Lopez on bass, and Brian Meyer on drums, Oliver Trolley stand ready to make a lasting impact on the Sothern California music scene and beyond. Keep a lookout and expect a lot more from these boys in 2011.


Born in 2003, V13 was a socio-political website that, in 2005, morphed into PureGrainAudio and spent 15 years developing into one of Canada's (and the world’s) leading music sites. On the eve of the site’s 15th anniversary, a full re-launch and rebrand takes us back to our roots and opens the door to a full suite of Music, Film, TV, and Cultural content.