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TRAAMS – ” Neckbrace “

Posted: February 25, 2016 in MUSIC
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‘Neckbrace’ by TRAAMS from the LP/CD/Digital album ‘Modern Dancing’ available on FatCat Records.

UK band Traams have just released a new video for “Neckbrace,” one of the catchiest songs on their latest album   Modern Dancing  It was directed by John Fitzpatrick and Archie Sinclair who provide the old, irresistable trope: cute animals. Says the band:

We were looking at ideas and concepts for the video, and we really wanted to do something visually that tied in with how we sound and particularly the experience of seeing us live. We kept coming back to the idea of repetition and sustaining images for slightly longer than you would expect. Just retaining a simple shot, almost like a portrait. We then substituted ourselves for dogs, because dogs are better.

Traams still haven’t visited North America for Modern Dancing, but they do have a UK tour coming up in March 2016


TRAAMS have created post-punk, krautrock inspired perfection. “Modern Dancing’s” 11 tracks move along at a brisk and urgent pace. Each track has something to offer the listener; zero filler. It is a rare thing for me to hear an album where I refuse to skip a track, but Modern Dancing fills that bill with gusto. I almost missed out on this album. Luckily, I skimmed through my favorite tracks of the year while I assembled my Best Albums of 2015 list. I had listed the raucous and fevered “Succulent Thunder Anthem” as a top track for August. I knew this was something special. Any songwriter that lists Mclusky, Pavement, and Television as influences has my attention. On top of those influences, They flawlessly blend a math rock meets krautrock meets post-punk style that never forgets to reel you in with catchy power pop hooks. It is perfection.

Traams video contains pretty much every band you should know about right now and all doing the ‘Angel Dipping’ dance amongst a cataclysm of permeating visuals all designed to rake your brain of its beauty.

Featuring members of Pulled Apart By Horses, The Big Moon, Menace Beach, The Wytches, Nai Harvest, Honeyblood, Morning Smoke and many fucking more. It really hits at not only the fantastic track that accompanies it, which reeks of the putrid punk that flows through the band’s veins, but just how much of a scene that is growing beneath the surface of the alt-pop sheen that dazzles Dalston.

Taken from their upcoming album Modern Dancing out on FatCat Records on November 13th, TRAAAMS look back to their best with ‘Succulent Thunder Anthem’ and look good to keep their promise of adding some serious aggression in to their post-punk style.

Leigh said this about the new album

“As a band we felt more focused this time, we had a clearer idea of what we wanted. We got together with our label after we had recorded some of (what came to be) our first album, so recording ‘Modern Dancing’ felt like making an album proper. We are very happy with everything we’ve put out but the structure of these sessions really helped us get stuck in and try new things. It was great working with MJ again too. It’s generally a more positive record than our first, it’s a bit brighter, and a tad more optimistic, ultimately it documents our first couple of years touring, new friendships and relationships.”

TRAAMS – ” Costner “

Posted: October 4, 2015 in MUSIC
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The video for Costner was directed by Steve Glashier, who wanted “something simple and raw that captured their energy as a band and their live experience, the energy of the crowd, that swell and movement.”

The single is taken for their forthcoming LP, Modern Dancing, which is released on the same date. Recorded and produced by MJ of Hookworms at Suburban Home Studios in Leeds, where the band located briefly, the album is the follow up to their 2013 debut Grin.

Modern Dancing is available to pre-order on CD/Vinyl/Download: