The Brooklyn-via-Florida based-band speak to us on return with their new album, 'Portamento', a year since their debut
It’s been a year since The Drums first shook worlds with their debut, ‘Summertime!’, as a lush beach pop record in 2010. The Brooklyn-via-Florida band, now working as a four-piece, return with their second album, ‘Portamento’ - (named after the 17th century Italian term to denote a vocal slide between two pitches) - after globe-trotting across their native US, to Japan, Chile, Australia, Hong Kong, and Europe. Whilst their catchy melodies are still present, lead vocalist Jonny Pierce’s lyrics have taken on a deeper, more personal tone on the new record. We chat to the band about their recommendations on books, films and more.
... three old bands/artists?
Add N to (X)
... a record label?
... a website?
... a film?
Current - Bellflower
Old - Elephant
... a book?
Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet
... something on YouTube?
Into the Goove(y) by Ciccone Youth
... a radio show?
I think Nick Grimshaw does a good job playing good music on his nightly show on Radio 1. It's refreshing to hear a DJ on a major station taking risks.
...a beverage of choice?
... something to do on a day off?
I ride my bike in the dark up to the George Washington Bridge. That’s a couple hundred blocks.
... a song everyone should hear?
The Sugarcubes - Birthday