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 band has announced a UK tour, starting at the end of November and continuing into December.
The video for How It Ended was directed by Patrick Roberts. It sees lead singer and frontman Jonny wandering around streets in New York and London, doing a spot of window shopping and generally pondering the issues raised in the delicate and highly personal song. The scenes in London were shot when the band were performing three intimate, sold out concerts in the city recently.
The Drums are: Jonny Pierce (vocals); Jacob Graham (synths) and Connor Hanwick (guitar). In addition to music videos, The Drums have started uploading their own web series, 'Visiomento' on their personal Youtube account, with new episodes released every Tuesday.
The full list of dates for The Drums' UK tour is as follows:
Mon 28-Nov Birmingham Institute The Library
Tue 29-Nov Newcastle O2 Academy
Wed 30-Nov Leeds Metropolitan University
Sat 03-Dec Glasgow O2 ABC
Sun 04-Dec Edinburgh Picture House
Mon 05-Dec Cambridge Junction
Tue 06-Dec Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
Thu 08-Dec Bristol O2 Academy
Fri 09-Dec London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire *SOLD OUT*
Sat 10-Dec Manchester Ritz *SOLD OUT*
Many ticket-holders couldn't get into the O2 Arena show on Tuesday night (September 19th) because they didn't bring photo ID to match their booking.
An album re-release, a new song and a documentary mark the singer's legacy this year.
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