Leeds three-piece Drahla have released a new single from their highly-anticipated debut album ‘Useless Coordinates’.
“Drahla’s abstract punk songs are ecstatic about the everyday. The squalls of noise in songs like “Pyramid Estate” show a band willing to dig beneath the surface.”
‘Pyramid Estate’ is the third track taken from ‘Useless Coordinates’ following the release of ‘Twelve Divisions Of The Day’ last summer, and ‘Stimulus for Living’. The band have added dates in Bristol and Southampton to their run of UK shows that begin in May.
The album was recorded in Yorkshire in the second half of 2018, and sees the band’s sound continue to evolve with the addition of saxophonist Chris Duffin across the record. Since finishing ‘Useless Coordinates’ the band have spent their time touring the US and Europe, including stops at Eurosonic and La Route Du Rock this winter.
Blending wiry, dark post-punk with unpredictable art-rock, Drahla have established themselves as a formidable and distinctive band across their three sold out 7” singles and 2017’s Third Article EP. Formed in late 2015, Drahla quickly found their identity in Yorkshire’s fertile music scene with their minimal yet robust bass-heavy sound. Their reputation as a fervent live act is ever-growing, with the band being asked to share stages with the likes of Parquet Courts, METZ, Ought, Buzzcocks, The Cribs and multiple festival appearances – including Meltdown at the request of The Cure’s Robert Smith.
‘Useless Coordinates’ is out now on Captured Tracks, and they will accompany the release with a run of tour dates.
TOUR DATES 2019:
April 19th – Motel Mozaique Festival, Rotterdam
April 20th – Basement Bash, Urban Spree, Berlin
May 2nd – Broadcast, Glasgow
May 3rd – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
May 7th – Yes, Manchester (w/ Sleep Eaters)
May 8th – Phase One, Liverpool (w/ Sleep Eaters)
May 9th – Hare And Hounds, Birmingham (w/ Sleep Eaters)
May 10th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (w/ Sleep Eaters)
May 11th – The Louisiana, Bristol
May 12th – Heartbreakers, Southampton
May 13th – The Cookie, Leicester (w/ Sleep Eaters)
May 15th – Studio 9294, London
May 16th – Green Door Store, Brighton (w/ Sleep Eaters)
May 17th – The Bullingdon, Oxford (w/ Sleep Eaters)
May 18th – The Boileroom, Guildford (w/ Sleep Eaters)
June 23rd – Loose Ends Festival, Amsterdam