TRAAMS announce debut Album ‘GRIN’, listen to first glimpse ‘Flowers’
Raucous post punk band TRAAMS have announced details of their debut album, 'GRIN', which will be released 16th September on FatCat Records in the UK and 24th September in North America. Recorded throughout 2012 and 2013 with producers Rory Atwell and MJ from Hookworms, the aptly-titled 'GRIN' is eleven tracks of pure distorted joy.
Stream new single 'Flowers' as premiered yesterday by SPIN and The Fly, all taut guitars and spring-loaded basslines: https://soundcloud.com/fatcatrecords/flowers-traams
Starting off with 'Swimming Pool''s sonorous, atmospheric welcome, 'Grin' twists and turns it's way through shards of hooky indie pop on 'Flowers' and 'Fibbist', plunging into darker krautrock depths on 'Klaus' and the title track. The album successfully captures the raw energy of TRAAMS' frenzied and sweaty live performances, as witnessed at The Great Escape, Tallin Music Week and gigging with Parquet Courts and Hookworms. The latter show lead The Fly to proclaim "we fell for their swirling White Denim-referencing tunes and brave experimentalism", with the band enjoying support from early on from their adopted hometown bible The Brighton Source and into the pages of NME, Fake DIY, The Line of Best Fit and Pitchfork ever since.
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TRAAMS live dates:
20th July - The Great Gatsby, Sheffield (Tramlines Festival)
13th August - The Forum, Tunbridge Wells w/ Fucked Up & Joeyfat
16th August - Beacons Festival, Leeds
18th August - The Blind Tiger, Brighton (Sausagefest w/ Cosmonauts, Black Tambourines, Boneyards, Black Manila, Theo Verney, Semper Teens & Bar Rats)
14th September - Pie & Vinyl Stage, Southsea (Southsea Festival)
19th September - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Details of a new London show is to follow.
1. Swimming Pool
4. Head Roll