(AUS) Laneway Presents has confirmed that Brooklyn outfit, The Drums, are set to return to Australia. Having undergone lineup changes, critical acclaim, worldwide touring and a whirlwind career, their return comes off the back of their latest offering, Encyclopedia.
The Drums will play at The Hi-Fi in Brisbane on Saturday 29th November, Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Sunday 30th November and The Corner Hotel in Melbourne on Tuesday 2nd December.
Along with today’s announcement is the worldwide exclusive premier, through Noisey.com, of their latest clip for second single ‘I Can’t Pretend’, a steadily-paced effort, relatively direct in structure, leaving no doubt that the emotions underpinning every word are genuine. You can watch the clip here.
To love The Drums is to love contradictions, and Encyclopedia only further explores this notion. Whilst retaining the perfectly executed surf-pop sound of its predecessors, celebrating the kind of nostalgic indie-pop that makes people want to jump for joy – it also offers a sound paradoxically melancholic. The album explores a shadowy maturity through their signature infectious pop oscillations, seeing maudlin lyrics brought to life by the group’s familiar doo-wop-pop. The listener is taken into an embrace of warm mellow melodies teamed with faintly nourish lyrics. “We were feeling very angry, confused, and alone when we made this album, and we wanted to be very honest this time around, even if being honest meant making some people uncomfortable. We’ve left the beach for higher ground, always searching for hope,” says Jonny.
With Encyclopedia, The Drums have become experts of themselves, inching ever closer to perfection even as it scurries around the next corner. Reduced to their essence again, Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham have never known themselves better and song after song resounds with this new confidence. And, of course, the beauty of it is that it also sounds as if it could all come crashing down in a light breeze.
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 9TH OCTOBER, 9AM (local time)
THE DRUMS : TOUR DATES
Supported by Noisey and Triple R
Saturday 29th November The Hi-Fi, Brisbane (18+)
TICKETS | 1300 THE HIFI (1300 843 443)
Sunday 30th November Metro Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
TICKETS | 132 849
Tuesday 2nd December The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
TICKETS | 1300 724 867