New Video: Introducing the Wiry Post-Punk of Up-and-Coming Leeds-based Trio Drahla

Led by Luciel Brown (vocals, guitars), the Leeds, UK-based trio Drahla have received national and international attention for meshing anxious and wiry post-punk with krautrock-inspired experimentation, featuring angular guitar chords and propulsive and hammering bass, the track is centered by Brown’s half-spoken/half-sung vocals as you’ll hear on “Twelve Divisions of the Day,” the band’s Pink Flag-era Wire-like Captured Tracks Records debut.

The recently released video is fully of erratic jump cuts, flickering lights and flickering imagery, the video is full of absurd and at times repetitive imagery and action.   As Brown says of the video, “The video is an abstracted representation of process and routine. This is depicted through the recreation of the cover artwork and repetitive nature of the content used.”

Recently the band played a set at Robert Smith’s curated Meltdown Festival and they will be embarking on a lengthy and extensive North American tour with Lina Tullgren and Wax Chattels to celebrate Captured Tracks’ 10th Anniversary, on a tour that the bands and the label have dubbed the CTX Tour. The concept of the tour is pretty simple: The label invited new bands with a full-length album or less, who have recently signed to the label to play small clubs across the States to showcase the label’s up-and-coming talent, as well as the international breadth of their roster. The tour begins with a New York City opening date at Elsewhere’s Zone 1 on October 18, 2018. Checkout the rest of the tour dates below.

CTX Tour 
10/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere Zone 1 **
10/19 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd **
10/20 – Durham, NC – Pinhook **
10/21 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn **
10/23 – Dallas, TX – Transit Bicycle Co. **
10/24 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas **
10/26 – Phoenix, AZ – The Trunk Space **
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo **
10/28 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club **
10/30 – Seattle, WA – Barboza **
10/31 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios **
11/01 – Boise, ID – The Olympic **
11/02 – Salt Lake City, UT – Diabolical Records **
11/03 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive **
11/05 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle **
11/06 – Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx **
11/07 – Toronto, ON – The Monarch **
11/08 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz P. D. B. **
11/09 – Boston, MA – Hassle Fest **
11/10 – Philadelphia, PA – TBD**
** co-headlining w/ Lina Tullgren and Wax Chattels Drahla
UK Tour 
11/26 – London, UK – 100 Club
11/28 – Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Pete’s
11/29 – Newcastle, UK – The Cluny 2
11/30 – York, UK – The Crescent
12/1 – Sheffield, UK – Cafe Totem
12/3 – Bristol, UK – The Crofters Rights
12/4 – Birmingham, UK – Hare And Hounds
12/5 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen

 

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