MTV Presents Delphic And The Drums
Plus Death Metal Disco Scene on January 27th 2010 at Dingwalls, London
MTV PRESENTS | Delphic and The Drums plus Death Metal Disco Scene
WHEN | Wednesday, January 27th 2010
WHERE | Dingwalls, London
PRICE | £10
MTV and Gift Music have teamed up to put on a series of exclusive live shows featuring the best established and emerging talent around.
Across all of it’s seven tracks, Summertime! heralds the arrival of a major new talent: songs like ‘Don’t Be A Jerk, Johnny’ and ‘Submarine’ showcase The Drums’ updated take on 50s surf rock and pop, whilst ‘Down By The Water’ is a beautiful lingering ballad that wouldn’t sound amiss on the Twin Peaks soundtrack.
First single ‘Let’s Go Surfing’ opens with the most infectious whistling line since Peter, Bjorn and John accompanied by buzz-saw surf guitar riffs, and is close to pop perfection.
Singer Jonathan Pierce and guitarist Jacob Graham met each other at summer camp when they were children and have been best friends ever since (apart from one particular argument that lasted five years). Though individually they've both enjoyed diverse and successful musical pursuits (Jon of former Columbia act Elkland, Jacob playing with various punk acts around his home state of Florida) the formation of The Drums marks the first time the long time friends have formally collaborated. Rounding out the Drums lineup are drummer and NYC native Connor Hanwick and guitarist Adam Kessler, whose musical history includes playing guitar in Pierce’s former band Elkland.
Originally formed in Florida, The Drums are now based in New York City and are currently hard at work on their first LP.