Trophy Boyfriend is Dublin based musician Gregor Ruigrok.
His debut EP was released in December 2009. Following this, the Distant Chimes EP was released in May 2010 and is available from BandCamp. To coincide with the Eurovision 2011 he produced an unofficial remix of Jedward's 'Lipstick' which received a warm response from both electro and pop fans alike. 'Feels Like Autumn' and 'The Walkman As Urban Strategy' are available now from BandCamp. (2012). He was recently commissioned to do official remixes for The Cast Of Cheers and Maximo Park. A collection of his remixes is available from his Bandcamp page and includes remixes for Casanova Wave, And So I Watch You From Afar, Cast Of Cheers, Jedward, Maximo Park and Le Galaxie (2013). His track 'Faded Plastic Spade' was used in the 2016 Netflix series, 'Flaked'. Gregor is currently working on a full length album.
'apartment-sized slo-mo, hazy shoegazelectronica' - Irish Times
'makes Jedward sound like some Scandanavian pop stars remixed by some blog
buzzing producer' - Nialler9
'Dublin-based production whiz and probable evil genius...' - Hot Press
'epic, glistening electro pop' - We Are Noise
'This is some seriously catchy electro-pop goodness, though beneath its blissful exterior is a rather intellectual core'. - Stop The Lights
'we have absolutely nothing but praise for this guy' - We Talk, You Die
‘Distant Chimes, the title track has a hazy electro with big synths and thumping drums....So is this Ireland’s first chillwave tune? Carles to comments please!.’ - Nialler9.com
'For fans of Washed Out, Neon Indian and Deloreon, it's essential listening' - Ragged Words
'Chillaxed electro from Irish producer Trophy Boyfriend. It's got a rich synth, 80's pop feel about it, not unlike Cut Copy or Tiga.' - Pop Goes The Radio
Both styles are distinct and impressive. But he’s not just a musical wunderkind, his lyrics are often just as impressive as his computerized creations. Just check out the stunning bravado on lyrics from 2009′s “Black Ship” - Their Bated Breath
’...there is a catchiness here that’s impossible to ignore. Ballsy lyrics make this sucker move.’ - Citizendick