Blending wiry post-punk with unpredictable art-rock, Drahla have established themselves as a formidable and distinctive band across their two sold out 7” singles and the ‘Third Article’ EP. So far they have earned support from a litany of radio shows, magazines and tastemakers, including the likes of BBC 6 Music, DIY, and Loud & Quiet. Formed in late 2015, Drahla quickly found their identity in Yorkshire’s fertile music scene with their minimal yet robust bass-heavy sound. Their reputation as a fervent live act is ever-growing, typified by them being asked to share stages with the likes of Parquet Courts, The Cribs, Buzzcocks, Dream Wife, Menace Beach and more.
Drahla’s most recent release, the ‘Third Article’ EP, Produced by Hookworms’ MJ, was released at the end of last year on the band’s own Blank Ad label. Drahla followed the release with their first European tour, supporting Metz and the trio will be joining Ought on their UK tour in April. The band are currently working on new material for release later this year.
London based four-piece Ice Baths (Jack, Ed, Tom & Alex) recently released their self titled debut album on Blank Editions, joining the Hackney based labels already heavyweight roster including Thurston Moore, Housewives, Douglas Hart (Jesus & Mary Chain), Ben Vince & more.
Over the last few years Ice Baths have shared stages with the likes of Crack Cloud, H-Grimace, Circuit Breaker, HMLTD, Autobahn, Ulrika Spacek, Phobophobes, Thee MVPs & more.
Sonically, Ice Baths take influence from cult heroes such as Swell Maps, Television Personalities, Devo & US Maple – all restless energy and angled aggression which manifests live into droning bowed guitars and frenetic shifts in mood and dynamic.