The drums are definitely hipsters. Theres nothing wrong with that, it just means they dress well, appreciate good music and are generally cool as hell.
why not just known as people who dress well and appreciate good music without the trendy classification. I don’t think they’d want this “hipster” stamp put on them- and whats good to one person isn’t good or “cool” to another
i'm sorry if you've been asked that but what your thoughts on Elkland and Goat Explosion?
worlds apart from what they’re doing now which.. isn’t a bad thing I just think they found their true calling as The Drums. Synths are their first love its possible they’ll revert back to electronic leanings in the future but they were finding their direction as Elkland/G Ex. still true songwriting talent but can take it more seriously as The Drums
then he obviously doesn’t get it. At all. Which is fair enough but if you get it then you really get it. Whenever they get bitchy reviews I can’t even get mad because it just means they’re doing something right.
read this interview about the artwork? its fucked!
I've wondered this for a while, But when did you first find out about The Drums ? Like when and how ? haha :)
I remember seeing live NME reviews of the first few UK shows they played, I liked their aesthetic and what i read was pleasing but didn’t bother “investigating” any further til a bit later…its hazy, I don’t know exactly as these things just seem to happen and fall into place but I guess it was that Surfing video, I loved the guitars and their sound and Jonny’s voice- but when I find a new band I want to discover everything about them. I like to really throw myself into it and nothing beats those early days when you’re still getting to know about them, its the most exciting time. I probably read every interview going with them and I actually fell for them that way first, I would sit there nodding at every statement however ordinary or dramatic. Something clicked then I had to get the Summertime ep. I loved how classic, straightforward and direct they looked sounded and acted and everything followed on from that
do you know the REAL reason why adam left the band? I personally think he wan't into the direction that johny and jacob wanted to go in, but they were like "you didn't do anything on our 1st album so you have no say in what happens." then i think adam was like "fuck this" and just left them high and dry. does this sound like a plausable theory? i kinda think the same applies to why connor "left." do you know the true story? just curious is all (im a major fan regardless)
He wasn’t cut out for the touring band lifestyle was the given reason, they felt very resentful for a while after which is understandable. I was upset at the time because for whatever reason thought it could jeopardize their future but they drew a line under the situation and victoriously continued. Apparently Adam wasn’t into the direction they intended to take with Portamento and you’d question how entitled he was to critical opinions without providing any creative input. Connor situation is more complicated as he co-wrote six of the tracks on Portamento but I think he’d simply had enough of being a member of The Drums.
Hi dear Laura, what do you think about the relation with Jonny and Part Time ? I think a side project could start for the end of agoust,
Hey Matt yeah a split single /ep would be pretty sweet and he’s also into producing… really hope he does keep at the music, projects like this could keep him ticking over without the need to promote his ass off while providing us with a new Jonny fix during the break
“I tried to stop making music before but I feel panicky and weird and like it’s the only thing I’m good at. So when I stop I almost instantly feel useless, but the guys in the band really need a break and I’m kind of like a shark, I die if I don’t keep swimming forward.”—Jonny on his unrelenting creativity and possible solo project
I wanted to say thank you for your tumblr bc it looks like not so many people are obsessed with The Drums, when The Drums really deserve it. And when I'm on your tumblr I'm feeling like I'm not alone with my creepy fangirlness lol. PS. The Drums are the best
ha really?! hope it don’t come across creepy tbh. They have an ever growing fanbase of all kinds of people and that’s something I really like about their fans. its not just this certain type of person. They are the best, thanks
Their last gig for a year. Fuck yeah, they deserve it so much. But, what can we do for that time? I will have to survive off your fabulous for the duration <3
WHAT WILL I DO WITH MYSELF. Going to their live shows is like my therapy- I just don’t think of anything when they’re onstage, I stop analysing crap. I need Jonny’s “I need a doctor dance” in my life. Y’know what I mean? Towards the end of the song. Together with that bassline. Obsessed.