Louder Than War’s Ioan Humphreys reviews the latest single from Drahla’s forthcoming LP
Drahla are due to release their latest LP Useless Coordinates on 3rd May 2019 on Captured Tracks. I reviewed their brilliant last single for Louder than War here which was amazing.
Their latest release is another slice of no wave-inspired skronk in the form of Pyramid Estate.
It’s a disjointed and a very free-form affair that you’d expect nothing less from Drahla. Immediate and spastic guitar bait-and-switch between laid back verses. These are, however, disrupted by loud and discordant experimental sax that builds to a crescendo for the final seconds.
This track may be short (1.54), yet it has a wealth of experience and influence that just cannot be measured. Drahla are one of the stand-out bands at the moment, if you are into your music served up with a no wave bent and an infectious disjointed track.
Their LP ‘Useless Coordinates’ is out 3rd May 2019.
Drahla tour the UK from early May.
2 Glasgow Broadcast
3 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
7 Manchester YES
8 Liverpool Phase One
9 Birmingham Hare & Hounds
10 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
11 Bristol Louisiana
12 Southampton Heartbreakers
13 Leicester Cookie
15 London Studio 9294
16 Brighton Green Door Store
17 Oxford Bullingdon
18 Guildford Boileroom