TRAAMS are masters of two worlds. Both hypnotising and bludgeoning in equal measure, the Chichester trio’s new ‘Slipping’ b/w ‘Penguin’ 7” captures their duality perfectly.
‘Slipping’ is a spiralling effort which finds the group on their most mind-bending form to date, while ‘Penguin’ goes for the jugular, their more aggressive tendencies shoved to the foreground. Both showcase close-to-snapping tension, perfectly linking up with last year’s ace ‘Modern Dancing’ full-length while thundering towards their evermore promising future.
“We got these songs together fresh off of our March UK tour,” explains bassist Leigh Padley. ”We had had these ideas in the bank for some time but they gelled nicely from a need to get something new into our live sets after touring ‘Modern Dancing’. We recorded these songs close to home with our good friend and touring companion Theo Verney in Brighton in July and August of this year. We’re really happy with how they’ve turned out, it’s been really nice to have Theo’s input, our friend George’s cracking artwork and the good people at Flying Vinyl on the project. We hope you like them, they’re bouncy and I got to play three different bass guitars on them.” Simple pleasures.
The tracks are set for a 7” release via Flying Vinyl in the coming weeks - TRAAMS also recently signed up to DIY and Jägermeister’s next round of Jager Curtain Call. More info on that is here, with yet more new material incoming very soon indeed. Not hanging about, this lot.
Stream both ’Slipping’ and ‘Penguin’ below, first on DIY. TRAAMS have a whole bunch of UK dates incoming - find those underneath the player.
25 Brighton, Concorde 2 (w/ Eagulls & Protomartyr)
26 Bristol, Fiddlers (w/ Eagulls & Protomartyr)
27 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (w/ Eagulls & Protomartyr)
28 London, London Fields Brewery
02 Southampton, Joiners Arms
03 Oxford, The Bullingdon
09 London, Queen Of Hoxton (DIY Presents x Jäger Curtain Call - tickets)
10 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 2
11 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
16 Sheffield, Picture House Social
17 Manchester, Aatma
24 Liverpool Studio 2
25 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
08 London, Scala (w/ Girl Band)
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