Fast becoming a live favourite, the final track on the record ‘How It Ended’ comes with a video recorded whilst the band were in London for their three heaving, sold out, intimate album launch shows last month.
“[London] is a place that brings me a good level of comfort and at the same time keeps me on edge, which I think any great city should do,”says The Drums front man Jonny Pierce. “We took three days for filming which happened to be the same three days that we were playing a few small intimate shows around London. It made us a bit nostalgic because it was just like the first time we came to London as a band, and our worlds changed forever.”
Says director Patrick Roberts: “For Jonny, this is a very personal song. We wanted to convey a tone of recollection, memory, and longing. While the lyrical content could refer to a person, we wanted to play with the idea that it could also refer to a place.
“We chose to incorporate figures that were ghostly, painterly, and saturated in color. We wanted a video that retained a sense of human touch. Something visceral and intimate.”
Additionally, The Drums’ new web series, ‘VISIOMENTO’, has a new episode running every Tuesday. Coming up soon, the band has promised; Jacob Graham’s “New Technologies In Music”, exclusive in-studio performances of songs from Portamento, plus Jonny Pierce interviewing a special guest.
THE DRUMS LIVE DATES: www.thedrums.com
Mon 28-Nov Birmingham Institute The Library
Tue 29-Nov Newcastle O2 Academy
Wed 30-Nov Leeds Metropolitan University
Sat 03-Dec Glasgow O2 ABC
Sun 04-Dec Edinburgh Picture House
Mon 05-Dec Cambridge Junction
Tue 06-Dec Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
Thu 08-Dec BristolO2 Academy
Fri 09-Dec London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire *SOLD OUT*
Sat 10-Dec Manchester Ritz *SOLD OUT*