Debut album ‘Grin’ out now on FatCat
“tunefully deranged, remarkably giddy guitar-pop that reimagines early Modest Mouse as a Krautrock-fluent crew” SPIN
“distorted DIY for the people” Loud & Quiet
“precisely the kind of noisy kraut-tinged rattler you might suck from the brain of producer and Hookworms frontman, MJ” The Line of Best Fit
“Hints of Wire’s art school sensibilities roll into dubby Fugazi and Les Savy Fav eccentricities, occasionally falling into a kraut/psych-pop ditch and getting thoroughly mucky” The Fly
Currently on their hugely successful sold out UK tour with Drenge, Sussex post-punkers TRAAMS announce new UK and European shows in April, May and June, along with festival slots at Liverpool’s Sound City, Brighton’s Great Escape and Skipton’s Beacons Fest. Scroll down to see the full upcoming dates, including 30th April at London’s Lexington. TRAAMS will also make their first Stateside trip to SXSW mid-March.
Today, the band release the new video for ‘Loose’ from their debut album ‘Grin’, as directed by James Burgess (The History Of Apple Pie, Flamingods and previous single’s vid, ‘Flowers’).
Watch the brain-melting surreal video here:
The noisy trio released ‘Grin’ last year on FatCat Records, stream it here on Spotify.
Recorded throughout 2012 and 2013 with producers Rory Atwell and MJ from Hookworms, the aptly-titled ‘Grin’ is eleven tracks of pure distorted joy.
Starting off with ‘Swimming Pool”s sonorous, atmospheric welcome, ‘Grin’ twists and turns it’s way through shards of hooky indie pop on ‘Flowers’ and ‘Fibbist’, plunging into darker krautrock depths on ‘Klaus’, ‘Head Roll’ and the title track. The album successfully captures the raw energy of TRAAMS’ frenzied live performances, as witnessed at The Great Escape, Tallin Music Week, Beacons Festival and whilst gigging with Drenge, Wire, Parquet Courts, FIDLAR and Hookworms. Excitement quickly spread about TRAAMS in the run-up to the album release, with ‘Grin’ bringing in cover feature support from their adopted hometown magazine The Brighton Source and plaudits from NME, The Fly, Fake DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Loud & Quiet and Pitchfork.
TRAAMS live dates
25th February – Komedia, Brighton (UK) w/ Drenge – sold out
26th February – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – get tickets
27th February – The Fleece, Bristol (UK) w/ Drenge – sold out
28th February – Fallow, Manchester (UK) w/ Shinies – get tickets
1st March – Plug, Sheffield (UK) – w/ Drenge – get tickets
12th-16th March – SXSW @ various venues, Austin, Texas (USA)
17th April – Abordage Club, Evreux, (FR)
18th April – Manège, Lorient (FR)
20th April – File7, Magny Le Hongre (FR) w/ Breton
22nd April – Point FMR, Paris (FR)
23rd April – BBC, Cean (FR)
24th April – Printemps de Bourges Festival (FR)
25th April – Iboat, Bordeaux (FR)
26th April – Théâtre Geoffroy Martel Coconut Festival, Saintes (FR)
29th April – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate (UK)
30th April – Lexington, London (UK) – get tickets
1st May – Liverpool Sound City Festival, Liverpool (UK) – get tickets
2nd May – Green Room, Stockton (UK)
3rd May – The Harley, Sheffield (UK) – get tickets
4th May – YO1 Festival, York (UK) – get tickets
8th May – Great Escape Festival – Artrocker Stage @ The Hope, Brighton (UK) – get tickets
20th May – Nuits Botaniques Festival, Bruxelles (BE) w/ Hospitality + The Julie Ruin
29th May – Confort Moderne Less Playboy is More Cowboy Festival, Poitiers (FR)
30th May – Chatod’O d’Eau, Blois (FR)
20th June – Charlatan, Gent (BE)
21st June – Best Kept Secret Festival, Tilburg (NL)
22nd June – Ekko, Utrecht (NL)
9th August – Beacons Fest – Vice Stage, Skipton (UK) – get tickets
Buy ‘Grin’ on vinyl, cd or mp3.