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

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

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

With just 6 days until the release of their return album 'Portamento' and single 'Money' (September 5th) through Moshi Moshi/Island, THE DRUMS have unveiled the second episode of their new web TV channel, VISIOMENTO.

Next week see's the band take to the stages of assorted tiny London venues for a 3 night album release party - their first own London shows with their new line-up, which has swollen to a quintet live, augmented by two auxiliary members. Also gone are the backing tracks used for the bulk of their live shows to date, thus lending their performances a more visceral, spontaneous feel, in line with the aesthetic of the new album.

'Portamento' - released just over a year since their debut - reveals a band tugging lightly at the boundaries of their sound while still retaining their recognizable sonic signatures. Sweet rushes of melody and brittle synthesizer sheens colliding with wiry Spector-esque guitar lines are still very much present, but singer, Jonny Pierce's lyrics have assumed a deeper, personal tone and coupled with the band's own more expansive production, 'Portamento' is a more complex, but ultimately more rewarding listen than their debut.

The Drums are:

Jonny Pierce - vocals, guitars

Jacob Graham - synths

Connor Hanwick - guitar


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