Leeds post-punk rising stars Drahla have announced details of debut album Useless Coordinates and a UK tour in tow. Getintothis’ Luke Halls on what the band has planned for 2019.
Leeds post-punk three piece Drahla have at last revealed a release date for their debut album, Useless Coordinates. Since forming in 2015, the trio has carved out its own corner in the Leeds musicscape.
Refusing to fall flat to the psych and metal scenes dominating the city, their clamorous fusion of art-rock with post-punk has garnered national and international attention over recent years.
Off the back of a couple of singles and an EP, Drahla quickly rose to prominence with a choice signing to lauded Brooklyn label Captured Tracks last year (home to post-punk shoegazing heavyweights DIIV and formerly to slacker aficionados Mac DeMarco and Beach Fossils).
Stapled for a 3rd May launch, Useless Coordinates will sentimentally mark a year since Drahla found their home with the New York label.
Celebrating the occasion, the band has also revealed the album’s lead single, Stimulus for Living. Driven by a rhythmic warbly bass line and minimal guitars, the track teasingly refuses to climax, leaving you begging for more.
Drahla will further embark on a heavy-hitting UK tour during the spring, featuring a homecoming release show at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club. Liverpool listeners can catch the rising group at Jacaranda Records Phase One on 8th May.
Catch Drahla on tour across the UK in May
May 2nd – Glasgow, Broadcast.
May 3rd – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club.
May 7th – Manchester, YES.
May 8th – Liverpool, Phase One.
May 9th – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds.
May 10th – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach.
May 13th – Leicester, Cookie.
May 15th – London, Studio 9294.
May 16th – Brighton, Green Door Store.
May 17th – Oxford, Bullingdon.
May 18th – Guildford, Boileroom.