The Drums mark debut album release with NME Radar Live show

Band play in front of 125 fans in UK capital

The Drums marked the release of their self-titled debut album by playing an intimate NME Radar Live gig last night (June 7) at London‘s Upstairs At The Garage venue.

The band, who released the record the same day, were joined by Summer Camp, Two Wounded Birds and Golden Glow as they played for just 125 fans.

Frontman Jonathan Pierce declared London the band’s “second home” as they kicked the show off with album album opener ‘Best Friend’, triggering a frenetic set which saw with the singer diving into the crowd during set closer ‘Saddest Summer’ as fans invaded the stage behind him.

Along with songs from the album the band played ‘Don’t Be A Jerk’, Johnny’, ‘Submarine’ and ‘Make You Mine’ from last year’s ‘”Summertime!”‘ EP.

The band are set to play two further shows in the capital this week, playing gigs at Heaven tonight (June 8) and tomorrow (9).

The Drums played:

‘Best Friend’
‘I Felt Stupid’
Book Of Stories’
‘Make You Mine’
‘Don’t Be A Jerk, Johnny’
‘Me And The Moon’
‘Let’s Go Surfing’
‘Forever And Ever Amen’
‘Skippin’ Town’
‘Down By The Water’
‘Fun In My Life’
‘Saddest Summer’