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i think we just found our new "most punchable man in indie"
'one of the best frontmen i've ever seen'
Watertight argument there with just the right amount of mockery, the repetition especially was brutal and effective!
I saw them in a relatively big venue and they felt very... big.
I think some of the members used to be in some sort of horrid emo-synth-pop thing and when that didn't take off they decided to "go indie." I hate these kind of blatant hyped up wankjobs, I'll never listen to this band, I don't need to.
Can't wait for this album, if only to see people argue themselves stupid over it.
but I can't stop myself from liking them, despite their blatant fakeness.
but fuck buttons are amazing
it was the nme cover wot did it. and they talk so much fucking tripe in the interview
'yeah...we like...believe in, y'know..punk spirit, sticking it to the man yeah?'
'you guys are on island right?'
'well, yeah..like...we want to sell fucking records...DUH BRAIN'
with such an annoying voice/face combo....he's like the male florence or summit.
the fucking drums....jesus christ. i dunno.
"the lead singer of The Drums
listening to the drums makes me think that people don't really have much quality control when it comes to their ears, and they'll just gobble up any old shit if it ticks a box in a roundabout way...
there's so much fucking music, so many bands...how could you possibly find it within yourself to go...
'yeah...definitly, these guys. these guys are something special.'
but you're absolutely right.
..and put so well. They would be invisible without Islands media campaigns/contacts. A nothing band.
couldn't give a shite about "fakeness" or "realness" or any of that crap in bands - they make lovely, camp pop that I enjoy listening to
and for that they can be the biggest arseholes on the planet
if that was the case, we wouldn't like many bands.
it's about being irritating as fuck and not really having anything about you.
of course loads of folk in bands aren't nice at all. it seems that most people dislike the Drums because they're apparently "fake". i'm saying i don't give a shit if they're a manufactured, cookie-cutter band or the most selfish DIYers in the history of the ever. 's'all about tha choons.
i hated the music first and then hated them. once the music is shit, you can rag on them for everything else.
hating their songs because the singer has an annoying face would be silly. i'm really liking the villagers record at the moment and that guys face is ridiculous.
basically i just think the drums make the most turgid and insipid indie-pop slop...
if you want a good, fun, lovely, energetic indie-pop record, get the latest 'love is all' record. criminally ignored.
and the Drums
i guess i win everything, or something
you transcend all argument.
semantic arguments are more interesting than their music:
is completely beyond me.
I mean some bad bands have been hyped before but it sounds like any generic indie band you see in a bar in Hoxton on a Saturday night. There's literally nothing remarkable or interesting about them. Generic band, generic name, generic songs, generic look.
The only possible explanation for their rise to prominence is someone stuck a pin in a list of indie bands and decided to hype that one this year. There's literally no other plausible explanation for why anyone gives a fuck.
frankie and the heartstrings..
what the fuck is that all about
and feel the same about bands that are alternative for alternative songs. Being different certainly isn't enough on its own and I'd agree havving great songs are better.
But the Drums don't have great songs by any stretch of the imagination (I can't comment on them live having not seen them.) It's not that I expected a hyped band to be quirky, I just expect them to have good songs. The Drums have mediocre songs that pretty much any pub rock band in Britain could piss out in their sleep. That's my issue with them, not whether or not they're different enough.
''I just expect them to have good songs. The Drums have mediocre songs that pretty much any pub rock band in Britain could piss out in their sleep. That's my issue with them''
the songs are just really, really average. they waffle on about how they're really into the field mice and the orchids, but their songs don't have an ounce of the wit or charm or imagination...
and once you've given the music a chance and you don't like it, then you can start moaning about silly stuff like how the lead singer dances like mick hucknall doing a mick jagger impersonation.
Lol at the suggestion they're fake. They make catchy pop. I like them in the same way I like Vampire Weekend. They could be called annoying too, but I don't think they're generic either. I don't think either of them are strumming away desperately, singing their hearts out. If anything they strip things down and their sounds are considered. Nothing worse than a dull band that takes itself seriously, of which there are many.
But that kind of enhances them for me. I don't know why, I guess the lead singer of that sort of band has to be a complete douche for it to work. And he's completely shameless about it, he's not trying to hide is doucheness by being all cool or anything, and I find that kind of refreshing.
He's a great singer, I don't want to punch him!
He dances like a complete tool.
was horrible. Horrible. If I looked, acted and sounded like that I wouldn't go around waylaying innocent people who's mouse strayed over the wrong part of the page.
I don't subscribe to NME or listen to the radio, but I haven't seen enough buzz for these guys to warrant a backlash already.
'hey...guys....i don't really buy magazines or listen to the radio. i haven't watched telly for a while, and to be honest, i'm very rarely on the internet. been a while since i've actually bought a record too, and i can't actually remember the last time i went to a gig. but i'm sure i haven't noticed much buzz about these guys'
but I I think the fact that I'm on a DiS messageboard shows that I follow things in some way (mainly, the internet and magazines that aren't NME). so, where is all the hype coming from?
i dunno really...i think i've just noticed it with the nme (two covers now) and bbc6 (frequently playlisted and talked up)...and there was a thread on here a few months back with a lot of people with a lot of love for their music.
i dunno...it's hard to quantify hype and buzz sometimes, just a feeling in the air that a band is seen as the next great indie hope.
fair enough. I thought they were just one of those '09 beach-pop bands who managed to stick around a bit longer (like surfer blood and whoever)
When indie of the 2010's and so on is being ridiculed in 20 years in the same way as 80's hair metal is nowadays, this is the band everyone will first refer to. Trust me, it's Spinal Tap already and they've been together for like a half a year.
Anyway, Let's Go Surfing is a tune. That rollover ad song just makes me annoyed a bit, it's not supposed to be THAT easy is it? But hey! W.A.S.P. have some tunes too!
"They're the new The Bravery. And we all know how that ended."
so spot on I can't believe I had never realised.
and make an album based on the fact that....''the summer after the second record tanked, we got pretty down, i broke up with my girlfriend, and finding steeleye span really helped me through that period, which i think is reflected in the music on our third record...'light > dark'...''
pretty boys and catchy tunes. the beatles have a lot to answer for. i'm holding them directly responsible for the rise of the drums.
ringo was shit
That's a rumour mostly propagated by people who don't know much about playing the drums.
it was an easy joke