Chichester-via-Brighton trio TRAAMS’ debut album ‘Grin’ was one of the underground releases of 2013, all wiry guitar hooks and urgent vocals combined into a plaid-printed post-punk masterpiece. ‘Succulent Thunder Anthem’ is their first track to be taken from their second, ‘Modern Dancing’, and suggests the follow-up should provide more of the same. “You’re not my friend/You’re all so strange,” barks Stu Hopkins over throbbing bass and tornado guitar lines, later dropping his voice to warn “Please don’t slip and break your neck/You know there’s ice on the road” with a compelling sense of the ominous.
‘Modern Dancing’ is released on November 13 via FatCat. Catch TRAAMS at London’s Social this Wednesday (August 5).