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 Drums - Magic Mountain

25th July 2014 -

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The Drums have directed their own video for new track 'Magic Mountain'; the first single taken from their forthcoming third album 'Encyclopedia', out September 23rd 2014 through Minor Records....

The Drums - How It Ended

12th October 2011 -

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The Drums' new single, 'How It Ended', will be released on October 31st 2011, through Moshi Moshi/Island. It is the second single from their second album, 'Portamento', following the highly successful first single, 'Money'. The...

The Drums - Money

27th July 2011 -

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The Drums' new single, 'Money', will be released on September 5th 2011, via Moshi Moshi/ Island Records. It is the first single to be taken from their second album, 'Portamento', which is released on September...

The Drums - The Drums

17th June 2010 -

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Too good looking to be relevant or credit worthy? Too over hyped as the next big thing? Just another NYC band in a sea of 'new' talent? Irrelevant, creatively lack lustre poseurs aboard the current...

The Drums - Best Friend

9th April 2010 -

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The Drums are set to release their new single 'Best Friend' with a few accompanying UK shows. The thing about this band is that you could say they wear their influences on their sleeve....

The Drums - Summertime!

13th October 2009 -

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Review of The Drums EP Summertime released through Moshi Moshi.Although currently based in the Brooklyn area of New York, Florida conceived quartet The Drums sound as if they were reared on sun, sea and sand,...

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