Freitag, 3. Februar 2012 um 20:00 Uhr
30 Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
Tel: (03) 9650 0180
This will be a show to remember. Two of the most talked about bands of the past 12 months join forces for a night of seriously compelling indie pop.
Combustible Brooklyn-via-Florida outfit THE DRUMS have packed a lot into their two years: two excellent, mostly self-recorded albums and an EP, line-up changes, internal strife, a couple of world tours. Now a five-piece, The Drums deftly sidestepped the sophomore slump this year with Portamento, an intimate and largely autobiographical LP full of the band’s trademark mix of gorgeous melodies, spry instrumentation and singer Jonathon Pierce’s musings on heartbreak, redemption, loss and love.
Joining The Drums will be young NYC-by-way-of-San Diego pop duo CULTS, who burst onto the scene early last year with the irresistible 'Go Outside', a short, sharp burst of hazy bedroom pop steeped in classic girl-group harmonies and Spector-esque production. Little was known about the twosome of Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin, whose almost ungoogleable name and refusal to give interviews befitted their creepy moniker. A couple of months ago, the band decisively stepped out of the shadows, silencing the doubters with their great self-titled LP , a winsome and succinct half-hour set shot through with darker undercurrents that amply delivers on the band’s early promise.