"Brilliance creates its own climate: expect the world to be banging to the beat of The Drums before the year’s out." – NME
Dubbed ‘New York’s official coolest new band’ by NME, The Drums have heralded a return to the simplicity of the mind-invading catchiness unique to good, solid, guitar-pop songs. “We love the 1950s,” they say, “it was the beginning of basic pop music. They did it from scratch and pulled these amazing, timeless melodies out of thin air." And The Drums’, with their New Order-style trebly, melodic bass, Ventures-esque guitar songs about surfing, do exactly that.
On stage their infectious energy manifests as near-lunacy, the band playing their chirpy, whistle stopstart ditties with breathtaking mania. It’s no wonder that after only a year of living in NYC The Drums’ concerts became a weekly dance-party attended religiously by even the most cynical of music fans.
The Drums took the coveted opening slot of the NME tour throughout February this year, before being crowned winners of the “Philip Hall Radar Award” (’08 and ’09 winners were Glasvegas and The Big Pink), at the NME Awards. They also played an intimate, sold out three-date UK tour during the last week of March where they were watched by Morrissey, Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke of The Smiths.
Now it’s our turn, don’t miss The Drums for the first time on Australian shores this August.
Chugg Entertainment, Lunatic Entertainment and Popfrenzy present The Drums
Sunday, August 1
SYDNEY - Oxford Art Factory with The Motifs
Tickets available from moshtix.com.au / 1300 GET TIX
Monday, August 2
MELBOURNE - East Brunswick Club with The Motifs
Tickets available from eastbrunswickclub.com / 03 9388 9794
Tickets on sale June 4th
The Drums IN STORES June 11 on Shock Records
Summertime! OUT NOW through us at Popfrenzy