Post-punk was a rhythm revolution.
Punk's four to the floor chug was shattered, with the funk kids introducing a disco sensibility that had more in common with Chic than The Damned.
So the titles of TRAAMS' new album 'Modern Dancing' has a certain precedent. The band's second full length, it arrives on November 13th via Fat Cat Records.
Produced by Hookworms' MJ, it finds TRAAMS retaining the freshness of those early recordings while building upon the experiences they've enjoyed together.
Leigh says: “As a band we felt more focused this time, we had a clearer idea of what we wanted. We got together with our label after we had recorded some of (what came to be) our first album, so recording 'Modern Dancing' felt like making an album proper. We are very happy with everything we've put out but the structure of these sessions really helped us get stuck in and try new things. It was great working with MJ again too. It's generally a more positive record than our first, it's a bit brighter, and a tad more optimistic, ultimately it documents our first couple of years touring, new friendships and relationships.”
Clash is able to premiere 'Silver Lining' and it's a taut exposition of what makes TRAAMS so sought after. Chugging bass line is matched against drums that display a remarkable sense of control, while the vocals slither and slide across the melody.
Check it out now.