Following on from supporting Wire and Big Deal recently, Sussex post punkers Traams have proudly announced that they'll be supporting Drenge on tour in February and March 2014. Tickets go on sale at 9am on the 6th December, full details of the shows, including an NME Awards Show on the 20th February at the Scala, are below.
In the meantime, TRAAMS have also released an intense FatCat live session of their new single 'Fibbist', which is currently record of the week on 6music's Breakfast Show.
'Fibbist' b/w 'Swimming Pool' will be released as a double A single on the 9th December through FatCat Records.
The noisy trio released their debut album 'Grin' end of September. Recorded throughout 2012 and 2013 with producers Rory Atwell and MJ from Hookworms, the aptly-titled 'Grin' is eleven tracks of pure distorted joy.
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', 'Head Roll' and the title track. The album successfully captures the raw energy of TRAAMS' frenzied live performances, as witnessed at The Great Escape, Tallin Music Week, Beacons Festival and whilst gigging with Wire, Parquet Courts, FIDLAR and Hookworms. Excitement quickly spread about TRAAMS in the run-up to the album release, with 'Grin' bringing in cover feature support from their adopted hometown magazine The Brighton Source and plaudits from NME, The Fly, Fake DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Loud & Quiet and Pitchfork.
TRAAMS live dates:
7th December Gland Rock @ Southsea Social Club, Southsea w/ Esben and The Witch + others
18th December - Bermuda Triangle, w/ Toy
18th December - FatCat Christmas Party @ Green Door Store, Brighton w/ Mazes + Paws [FREE]
19th February - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham w/ Drenge
20th February - NME Awards Show, Scala, London w/ Drenge and The Wytches
22nd February - Stereo, Glasgow w/ Drenge
23rd February - The Georgian Theatre, Stockton - w/ Drenge
25th February - Komedia, Brighton w/ Drenge
27th February - The Fleece, Bristol w/ Drenge
1st March - Plug, Sheffield - w/ Drenge
Take a look back at October's inaugural event.
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