The Drums to go electronic on next album?

Jonathan Pierce says the band are looking to ditch their guitars for next album

The Drums have said that they are thinking about going electronic for their next album.

The band, who are set to release their second album ‘Portamento’ on September 5, told us that they were thinking about ditching their guitars for its follow-up.

Frontman Jonathan Pierce said: “We might be going back to completely electronic music. But I don’t want to make a big degree because we might end up breaking my own rules and end up looking like a fool. I wouldn’t mind starting an Italo disco album or a cold wave one.”


He said that he recently purchased a vintage Korg PS-3100 synth which had changed his life. “I feel like it’s making me fall in love with analogue circuitry all over again,” he added.

Pierce said that ‘Portamento’ was a more honest album than their debut.

Speaking of the lyrics on the new album he said: “One thing is that we decided to be completely honest about our reality. It almost seemed exciting to be that honest. I felt like I would be cheating the album if I wasn’t honest about things we did in the past.

“I wouldn’t say that [the first album] was dishonest but what I’d say is that we had our defences up, at least from a lyrical viewpoint. We weren’t ready to say the things we say on the new album.”

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