Traams formed in summer 2011 in the most unsuspectingly quaint surroundings of Chichester, West Sussex. They wrote one huge thunderous song during their first rehearsal that made spires quiver and cobbles wobble, and so Stu, Adam and Leigh decided to do this again every week. It seemed like a more productive pastime than how they first met, at the club night frontman Stu used to run, in what must have been the most exciting place in their hometown at that moment. From those darkened corners sprung forth the noisey, joyous krautrock squall that is TRAAMS.
Further bonded by their love of Abe Vigoda, Mclusky, Pavement, Television and Women, the trio recorded their first set of songs in November 2011 with Rory Attwell and continued to work with the producer throughout the following year. In February 2013 they recorded more songs with MJ from Hookworms in his Suburban Home Studio in Leeds, the results of which form their forthcoming debut 'Ladders EP'.
Early gigs with groups such as Dope Body, Fidlar, Hooded Fang and Temples whipped TRAAMS into fine live shape, the band is now ready to square up to Parquet Courts on the 100 Club stage in mid-May.
19th May @ 100 Club, London, supporting Parquet Courts - sold out
28th June @ Shacklewell Arms, London, supporting Electric Moon
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