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Chaotic and raucously compelling in equal measure, post-punk trio Social Haul announce their arrival with gritty debut effort ‘Wet Eyes’, set for release February 24th via FatCat Records (Honeyblood, The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks).

Partnering up with the cult indie label and fronted by TRAAMS’ Leigh Padley, the group’s first offering provides a firm indication of what to expect from the new project, with its potent lyricism, sprawling vocals and relentless riffage demonstrating their electrifying potential amidst a rip-roaring wall of noise.

Detailing their upcoming release, Padley explained: “‘Wet Eyes’ was inspired by an overheard conversation in the pub. The fellas were riffing on the inherent obsolescence of all human skill and the inevitable deterioration of their individual dreams. They concluded that it was in fact quite liberating to be but a cog in a machine and seemed to recognise their fortune in this understanding, all the while haphazardly navigating their flippant political leanings and the football scores. They had a good night I think, I thought it was quite nice”.

‘Wet Eyes’ by Social Haul. Out now on FatCat Records.

Released February 24th, 2021

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