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 not very familiar with the term ”hipster.” To me, is just another meaningless commodified noun like indie. Are The Drums even “edgy” enough? I’m confused by this question.
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!
oh i’ve seen the drums a million times and always on the rails so I got.. familiar and we’ve hung out a few times
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
Time will tell but he hasn’t just “missed a few shows” he’s not played with the band since when, Laneway? must be 4 months. Last time I saw him to talk to he seemed pretty fed up, indifferent yeah he was sick of touring and missed Peggy but maybe there’s more to it and I didn’t go there with them in case it was a touchy subject or whatever
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.