EP: Drahla – ‘Third Article’

Fans of Sonic Youth and all things alternative to should invest in the debut EP from Leeds three-piece Drahla. The band have released ‘Third Article’ (Produced by Hookworms’ MJ) through their own label Blank Ad; and it’s a sterling cacophony of noise-rock sounds that’ll have you trapped in a 90s alt-nostalgia spiral.

The fast-paced ‘Form Of Luxury’ opens the EP with its restless percussion and jaded vocals, and you’ll “form a line” in preparation for the track’s breakdown which boasts manic riffs and hefty bass. On second track ‘Silk Spirit’, Luciel Brown’s voice sits comfortably above the delightful drone whilst she sings of “walking in the desert” in Kim Gordon-esque style, as reverb and feedback simultaneously clash and combine to make this the stand-out track on the EP.

The penultimate ‘Circuit’ is a brief spiral of noise that leads in to aggressive closing track ‘New Living Creation’. It’s the perfect conclusion to this short but satisfying series of impressive strung-out sounds. ‘The Third Article’ is available to stream via Spotify or Apple Music, and available to purchase on vinyl via Bandcamp. We recommend you invest in Drahla now.

Follow Drahla on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Track Of The Day: Drahla – ‘Form Of Luxury’

Fans of alternative post-punk inspired noise-rock should form a line to hear Leeds based Drahla. The trio have released their latest track ‘Form of Luxury’, and it’s another “captivating insight” into the band’s forthcoming EP Third Article. 

It follows on from previous single ‘Silk Spirit’, produced by Hookworms’ MJ, and it’s another swirling, manic, magnetic offering from Luciel, Rob & Mikey. The band have shared stages with Parquet Courts, The Cribs, Buzzcocks, Dream Wife, Menace Beach and more, and they’re currently supporting Canada’s METZ on their European tour. They’re set for big things in 2018, so make sure you catch them before they become uncatchable.

Third Article, the upcoming EP from Drahla, is out 24th November via their Blank Ad label. Follow Drahla on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut