Posts Tagged ‘Chichester’

TRAAMS have always wrestled with category. Part motorik drum beats, part discordant guitars, pop melodies and hypnotic bass lines. All are present here. With a collection of three new tracks they have expanded further. Collaborating with friends and new instrumentation, each track is different from the last. But all sound like the inimitable TRAAMS.
Written and recorded over a brief hiatus, ‘The Greyhound’, a near ten minute kaleidoscope of sounds, sees the band expanding further than ever. Recorded in Brighton with Theo Verney, and featuring Lewis Evans (Black Country, New Road) on Saxophone, the track builds from the offset into a hypnotic, driving, post rock blow out. Themes of repetition, life cycles, pursuing ones path, growth & education, fulfillment and closure.

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Released August 11th, 2020

Tramms have always wrestled with category. Part motorik drum beats, part discordant guitars, pop melodies and hypnotic bass lines. All are present here. With a collection of three new tracks they have expanded further. Collaborating with friends and new instrumentation, each track is different from the last. But all sound like the inimitable Tramms.
Written and recorded over a brief hiatus, ‘The Greyhound’, a near ten minute kaleidoscope of sounds, sees the band expanding further than ever. Recorded in Brighton with Theo Verney, and featuring Lewis Evans (Black Country, New Road) on Saxophone, the track builds from the offset into a hypnotic, driving, post rock blow out. Themes of repetition, life cycles, pursuing ones path, growth & education, fulfillment and closure.

Adam, Stuart & Leigh formed TRAAMS in late 2011 via their shared love of groups like Television, Battles, The Stooges, Can & Women. Having released EP Ladders & LP Grin via FatCat Records in 2013 – produced by Rory Attwell (Test Icicles) & MJ (Hookworms) they saw through the year playing shows with bands such as Wire, Fidlar, Parquet Courts, & Temples.

2014 saw TRAAMS support Drenge on a sold out UK tour, before venturing to the states for SXSW and releasing the Cissa EP.

Released August 11th, 2020

TRAAMS – ” Slipping By “

Posted: December 18, 2016 in MUSIC
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TRAAMS thunder back with ‘Slipping’ and ‘Penguin’ AA-side

Traams are masters of two worlds. Both hypnotising and bludgeoning in equal measure, the Chichester trio’s new ‘Slipping’ b/w ‘Penguin’ 7” captures their duality perfectly.

‘Slipping’ is a spiralling effort which finds the group on their most mind-bending form to date, while ‘Penguin’ goes for the jugular, their more aggressive tendencies shoved to the foreground. Both showcase close-to-snapping tension, perfectly linking up with last years ‘Modern Dancing’ while thundering towards their evermore promising future.

“We got these songs together fresh off of our March UK tour,” explains bassist Leigh Padley. ”We had had these ideas in the bank for some time but they gelled nicely from a need to get something new into our live sets after touring ‘Modern Dancing’. We recorded these songs close to home with our good friend and touring companion Theo Verney in Brighton in July and August of this year. We’re really happy with how they’ve turned out, it’s been really nice to have Theo’s input, our friend George’s cracking artwork and the good people at Flying Vinyl on the project. We hope you like them, they’re bouncy and I got to play three different bass guitars on them.” Simple pleasures.

The tracks are set for a 7” release via Flying Vinyl .

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Released by: FatCat Records, Produced by Theo Verney

After a whirlwind year touring Europe with WIRE, completing a UK and EU headline tour of their own, as well as smashing SXSW on the dusty, drunken streets of Texas, Chichester based three-piece TRAAMS return rejuvenated and bloodthirsty with their first release of 2014 Cissa. Their debut album Grin, produced by fuzz loving tastemaker Rory Atwell and MJ of Hookworms, perfectly encapsulated that restlessness that defines growing up in a small town. Beat up pothole filled roads lit by flickering orange street lamps as opposed to the surreal bright lights and never ending noise of the big city. It screams and yelps, twists and turns, relentlessly releasing a fractured, fearsome energy. This new set of songs feels like it came from a similar place, whilst soaring through an as yet unexplored sonic world. They’ve reinstated their creative team of Rory and MJ, A producer power-duo if ever there was one, and it proves to be an inspired mix. Marbles has the melodic charm of Is This It-era Strokes, with a guitar solo reminiscent of Bad Brains world-beater Banned In DC. It would captivate even the broken 9-5 office worker, energyless after yet another day of computer screen monotony. Final track, and the one that the EP is named after, Cissa is a krauty, groove based number, driving along into the darkest dusk.

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TRAAMS – ” Selma “

Posted: September 28, 2014 in MUSIC
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seen as an British equivalent to Parquet Courts, Post Punk trio Traams from Chichester, their debut album produced by MJ from the band Hookworms is drenched in Psychedelic grunge the EP’s to date “Cissa”, “Grin” and “Ladders” signed to the excellent Fat Cat Records

http://www.traams.com