TRAAMS have always wrestled with category and that isn’t something that has changed during an absence where their influence on others has grown audibly.
Part motorik drum beats, part discordant guitars, pop melodies and hypnotic bass lines. All are present in a collection of three new tracks set to be released over the coming months. 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 following the standalone track ‘A House on Fire’ in 2016, first track ‘The Greyhound’, released on long-term label Fat Cat, is a near ten minute kaleidoscopic odyssey of sounds, and sees the band expanding further than ever.
“We mixed this in with LA WOMAN and almost blew our piston rings”1st3 Magazine
The single’s accompanying video also ends with a link to Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue charity – more info can be found HERE
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 ruminate of repetition, life cycles, pursuing one’s path, growth & education, fulfilment and closure.
After inspiring a wave of new artists, TRAAMS return is perfectly timed with the band returning as vital and vibrant as ever.
Stuart Hopkins — vocals, guitar
Leigh Padley — bass
Adam Stock — drums