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A Compact Cassette

by Drahla

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Cameron Toll
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Cameron Toll Drahla stormed the scene in full regalia & nothing they’ve done so far is missable. This is a handy compendium of early releases. Favorite track: Silk Spirit.
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jay one of my favorite upcoming post-punk bands, i love their sound! i only wish they had more songs like Dog Collar Guillotine Favorite track: Dog Collar Guillotine.
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merumeru Amazing post-punk with nice soothing female vocals. More complex than your regular punk yet still catchy, good production quality and the sax parts are lovely cherry on top. Favorite track: Burden of Proof.
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bastl 8 brilliant song to listen to again and again and again. My instantaneous favorite of 8 favorites: Dog Collar Guillotine (Smells like Nirvana summed up to the essence - shorter, heavier, more complex - just WOW!). Favorite track: Dog Collar Guillotine.
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Faux Text 03:25
Silk Spirit 03:18
Circuit 01:36


Special Edition Cassette - Glimpse inside the machine, Drahla, with the paper bits 'n' pieces crafted by the band in quiet moments between recording, sealed with love in a plastic casing. Limited to 100!

Blending wiry, dark post-punk with unpredictable art-rock, Drahla have established themselves as a formidable and distinctive band across their two sold out 7” singles and the 2017 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, The Cribs, Buzzcocks, Dream Wife, Menace Beach and more. Their Third Article EP, produced by Hookworms’ MJ, was released at the end of 2017 on the band’s own Blank Ad label followed by their first European tour supporting Metz.

Third Article finds the band at their most captivating, with track ‘Silk Spirit’ exhibiting Luciel’s mesmerizing spoken drawl, paired with the steady unrelenting wall of sound from Robb Riggs on bass, and Mike Ainsley on drums. After watching the band’s self-made video for ‘Silk Spirit’, Mike Sniper, founder of Brooklyn independent label Captured Tracks, was immediately hooked. The band signed to Captured Tracks shortly after.

Now, having just completed a tour supporting Ought, and with a slew of May and June dates lined up, including an invitation to play Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival, the band are poised to take their mark as one of the most visceral and exciting new bands on the scene.


released May 1, 2018


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