Debut album ‘Grin’ out now
“11 tracks of 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
Following on from supporting Wire and Big Deal recently, Sussex post punkers TRAAMS have proudly announced that they’ll be supporting Drenge on tour in February and March 2014. Tickets go on sale at 9am on the 6th December, full details of the shows, including an NME Awards Show on the 20th February at the Scala, are below.
In the meantime, TRAAMS have also released an intense FatCat live session of their new single ‘Fibbist’, which is currently record of the week on 6music’s Breakfast Show.
Watch the band’s searing version of ‘Fibbist’ here, as recorded by Bowlegs/4 Eyes TV:
‘Fibbist’ b/w ‘Swimming Pool’ will be released as a double A single on the 9th December through FatCat Records.
Watch the grungy video for ‘Flowers’ as directed by James Burgess (The History Of Apple Pie, Flamingods):
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 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
7th December Gland Rock @ Southsea Social Club, Southsea w/ Esben and The Witch + others – get tickets
18th December Bermuda Triangle, w/ Toy – get tickets
18th December FatCat Christmas Party @ Green Door Store, Brighton w/ Mazes + Paws – free
19th February 2014 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham w/ Drenge – tickets go on sale 6/12/13 9am
20th February – NME Awards Show, Scala, London w/ Drenge and The Wytches – pre-sale tickets available today via nme.com/tickets
22nd February – Stereo, Glasgow w/ Drenge – get tickets
23rd February – The Georgian Theatre, Stockton – w/ Drenge – get tickets
25th February – Komedia, Brighton w/ Drenge – get tickets
27th February – The Fleece, Bristol w/ Drenge – get tickets
1st March – Plug, Sheffield – w/ Drenge – get tickets
Buy ‘Grin’ here on vinyl, cd o