[video] Drahla – Lip Sync

UK post-punk outfit Drahla share a new single titled “Lip Sync”. It’s a second taster of new music from the band, after releasing “Under The Glass” last summer. No announcements for the new LP have been made yet, but hopefully, we will have more news about that later this year.

Drahla live in Prague’19

The song goes together with the music video, filmed, edited and directed by the band’s Luciel Brown and Rob Riggs and inspired by the American mixed-media artist Bruce Nauman’s 1969 visual piece of the same name.

Speaking of it, the band says: “Lip Sync is an autobiographical account of self-deflection. It explores the idea of syncing to social norms, conversation and expressions to converse without being fully present – taking on a converged guise to fit different interactions”.

Next week Drahla also embarks on the EU tour, which will start in Rotterdam on February 14 and will finish in Le Harve on February 23. Find all dates and ticket information in another post.

Watch below.

[live] Drahla announce EU tour dates for 2023

UK post-punk outfit Drahla announced a European tour for early next year. It will start in Rotterdam on February 14 and will finish in Le Harve on February 23.

14/02 – Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands (with Crows)
15/02 – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands (with Crows)
16/02 – EKKO, Utrecht, Netherlands (with Crows)
17/02 – Makroskope, Mulheim, Germany
18/02 – Molotov Skybar, Hamburg, Germany
20/02 – Entrepôt, Arlon, Belgium (with Preoccupations)
21/02 – La Boule Noire, Paris, France
22/02 – L’aéronef, Lille, France (with Preoccupations)
23/02 – Mc Daids, Le Havre, France

Find all information about tickets here and listen to the group’s latest single “Under The Glass” below.

[song] Drahla – Under The Glass

Three years ago UK minimal post-punk outfit Drahla released their outstanding debut LP Useless Coordinates (through Captured Tracks) and now looks like they are gearing up to provide us with the follow-up.

Drahla live in Prague’19

No announcements have been made just yet, but we already have a stellar first single “Under The Glass” — a repetitive, cold and masterfully crafted cut.

Speaking of it, the band says: “‘Under the Glass’ represents a moment of creative reconnection, almost a sense of euphoria in the darkest moments – an awaited, yet slight, respite from reality. The song is a collage, reworking early ideas from 2020 with newer work – bridging the gap of time, in the literal sense as well as musically. The lyrics are deliberately vague, using metaphor to interpret personal experience and emotion of loss and grief”.

Alongside the release, the group has also announced a set of their first live dates since 2019 (to be precise, nine hundred and ninety two days since their last live show) later this year in the UK (find more information about the tickets on the band’s website).

Listen below and get the song here.