The Drums - 'Encyclopedia'

The Drums - 'Encyclopedia'

There's something quite tragic about The Drums. Ahead of this, their third album, drummer Connor Hanwick left the band, leaving childhood friends singer Jonathan Pierce and guitarist Jacob Graham to pick up the pieces. Unsurprisingly, the sun and...

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The Drums, 'Money'

The Drums, 'Money'

If there’s anyone better than The Drums at making music so deliriously sunny and upbeat whilst simultaneously chin-draggingly glum in the lyrics department, we’d like to buy them an orange Solero (then probably watch them throw it in the...

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Album Review: The Drums - 'Portamento'

The Drums - 'Portamento'

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...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

1. The Drums – ‘Money’ If there’s anyone better than The Drums at making music so deliriously sunny and upbeat whilst simultaneously chin-draggingly glum in the lyrics department, we’d like to buy them an orange Solero (then probably...

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Album review: The Drums - 'The Drums' (Moshi Moshi)

Album review: The Drums - 'The Drums' (Moshi...

More than having a statue rendered in your image, your name tattooed across the small of a back or even having Rolf Harris commit your face to canvas, being the subject of a song is the ultimate immortality. Thousands have sought to humiliate...

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Live Review: The Drums/Surfer Blood

Live Review: The Drums/Surfer Blood

Try to put your muso aspirations aside momentarily and don’t worry about appearing cool to your mates for a second either; just answer NME this. When you were nodding your head like a sexually frustrated chimp to the Animal Collective album...

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Live Review: The Drums

Live Review: The Drums

Hailing variously from Florida and NYC, The Drums are a long, long way from home tonight. Reykjavík is several degrees of latitude further north and several of Celsius further south than their origins. So how do their chirpy, chippy, whistle...

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Album review: The Drums - 'Summertime!'

Album review: The Drums - 'Summertime!'

There are few things that unite the NME office, bar mild alcoholism, social retardation or the threat of imminent nuclear holocaust. So when we heard The Drums and realised that we all thought they were brilliant, we were suspicious. Surely some...

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