The Drums - Portamento
NME.COM feature on The Drums - Portamento album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 27 September 2011
Channelling self-pity into sweet, jangly pop
The sleeve of The Drums ’ second album is a family photo of a young Jonathan Pierce standing next to a middle-aged woman, probably his gran. His eyes are photoshopped red, and above his head (which sports the exact same haircut he has today), a wall-mounted crucifix hangs ominously. He may as well have scribbled “ I’ve got issues ” across his face. Or have drawn a little Jesus on the...
- Aug 30, 2011
The opening shot from their second album.
- Dec 6, 2011
The Drums, Gem Club, Active Child
- Jul 12, 2011
If you came looking for sun and surf, prepare to leave with your heart in their hands as they more than clear the hype bar
- Jun 7, 2010
Listen to Pierce's solo 'pop' effort 'I Didn't Realise' on NME.COM
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