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.
“Proof that less is more, Roxy Girls crumple the post-punk blueprint and repurpose it for the modern age. The 65 seconds of ‘Dangerous Driving’ alone are the most thrilling I’ve enjoyed in an aeon. Like Gang Of Four, Minutemen and The Futureheads before them they strip away the muscle to reveal a musical skeleton that moves with mechanical, fat-free precision.” - Ben Myers (Mojo, The Guardian, New Statesman)
THE SHAKAMOTO INVESTIGATION
New to the Leeds scene, The Shakamoto Investigation are making waves with their noisy crossbreed of Oh Sees and Minutemen. While never taking themselves too seriously, they have become a regular face in the Leeds DIY circle.