The Drums - The Drums
The Drums - The Drums

Album Review

Album title
The Drums
The Drums
Moshi Moshi / Island
Release date
7 Jun

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Playing T in the Park, Balado on 11 Jul

The Drums – The Drums

3/5 stars
Album review by Paul Neeson.
Published 01 June 2010

Can these California surf-synthesists expect a backlash? Absolutely; they look like the distilled essence of Calvin Klein model chic, their sound is so impeccably kitsch and of-the-now that they make Vampire Weekend look like a throwback from the sound that time forgot, and they’ve been set up for a fall with the 'next big thing’ albatross. But as true as each prior statement may be, it’s undeniable that the quartet’s debut – whilst at times as deep as the proverbial puddle (as found on the MTV-love-child Let’s Go Surfing) is wildly infectious in its vivid sense of carpe diem. In Down By The Water, they have a bonafide modern classic in their hands, and album closer, The Future, attains an equally wondrous satisfaction. They may well turn to vapour and disappear in the dawn of 2011; however, for now, as a guilty indulgence or otherwise, score your summer to the sound of The Drums. [Paul Neeson]


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  • They're from Brooklyn NYC. Do your research!!

    Posted by The Hackskeptic | Sunday 20 June 2010 @ 10:59

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  • I would suggest you read it properly before you deride the efforts of others. Californian surf - as in a description of the genre - not 'from California', you epic tool.

    Posted by The Hackskeptic Skeptic | Sunday 20 June 2010 @ 18:37

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