The Drums

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The Drums Biography

Where did all the rock'n'roll stars go? It's a question that's been on the lips of many a music critic and fan alike for some time now. In this post-everything musical landscape where no stones seem left unturned, is it still possible to create true icons? Looking at this year's - or by that token, any of the past few years - crop of rock'n'roll hopefuls, there's one band that stands out head, shoulders, and to be honest, waist above the rest of the vanguard. They are, of course, The Drums.

The NYC indie-pop four-piece that materialized seemingly out-of-nowhere mid 2009, looking, sounding, feeling just too good to be true. The Drums have hit upon exactly what so many indie bands of Now have been selling their souls to find out: what makes a really important band? As it turns out, it doesn't take the reinvention of any wheel. It just takes four friends, a clear-cut vision, and an all-consuming self-belief in every single note that leaves them. Oh, and a collection of some of the most timeless and instant indie-pop odes to have emerged in forever.

The Drums appeared in a slipstream of ice-water reverb and gleaming, desperate melody with their 'Summertime EP', featuring the anti-anthem 'Let's Go Surfing' and the soaring hooklines of 'I Felt Stupid'. They miraculously joined the dots between Sixties diner jukeboxes, dog-eared early Eighties new wave cassette comps, and late Eighties synth-punk coming-of-age movie soundtracks. They whipped the world's press into a frenzy the like of which hasn't been seen in many-a year. But now on the brink of their debut album release, you realise just how much you have to learn about your favourite new band, and amazingly, the best is still very much to come.

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The Latest The Drums News

The Killers Close V Festival

20th August 2012

The Killers closed V Festival with a greatest hits set last night (19.08.12). The US rockers stunned the crowd at...

Matthew Mcconaughey: Stripping Is Like A Drug

29th June 2012

Matthew McConaughey thinks stripping is like ''a drug''. The 42-year-old actor - who stars as former stripper Dallas in forthcoming...

Metallica's Lars Ulrich 'regressed' At Drumming

28th June 2012

Metallica's Lars Ulrich feels he's ''regressed,'' when it comes to playing drums. The sticksman may have been with the band...

Phil Collins Rules Out Musical Comeback

19th June 2012

Phil Collins will never return to performing because he doesn't want to do things ''half-assed''.The multi-talented musician was forced to...

Movie Reviews Madagascar

8th June 2012

Critics pretty much roared their disapproval at the first two Madagascar movies, but several are fairly beating the drums for...

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The Drums Reviews

The Drums - The Drums Album Review

17th June 2010

Too good looking to be relevant or credit worthy? Too over hyped as the next...

The Drums - Best Friend Single Review

9th April 2010

The Drums are set to release their new single 'Best Friend' with a few...

The Drums - Summertime! EP Review

13th October 2009

Review of The Drums EP Summertime released through Moshi Moshi.Although currently based in the Brooklyn...

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The Drums Festivals


8th June 2012

Camden Crawl

20th June 2014

Lovebox Weekender

18th July 2014

Live At Leeds

2nd May 2014

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The Latest The Drums Press Releases

The Drums February 2012 Tour Dates Plus 'Days' Free Download

20th February 2012

The Drums have called in Danish house producer Trentemoller for the first of two very different...

The Drums Release Their Album 'Portamento' And Single 'Money' September The 5th 2011

30th August 2011

With just 6 days until the release of their return album 'Portamento' and single 'Money' (...

The Drums - Split Festival Snap Up Cheaper Tickets For The Drums, The Charlatans & Many More Now!

22nd August 2011

With just two weeks to go until the Early Bird ticket deadline, festival goers are urged to get...

A Statement From The Drums Regarding Adam Kessler

22nd September 2010

"There have been some questions as to recent events and we are sad to confirm that Adam Kessler...

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