Listening Post

Drahla – proof that call centre workers and librarians make the best deadpan post-punk

Here's a new track 'Silk Spirit'

The story of Drahla is one of a band not quite fitting in, and pretty much being fine with that.

Earlier this year, Loud And Quiet‘s Dominic Haley met up with the Leeds trio and visited the David Hockney exhibition (read it here). He found there were parallels to be drawn between the two.

Anyway, at that point the band had shared just a couple of tracks – ‘Faux Text’ being particularly great.

Now, the trio – who balance jobs in call centres, libraries and, in singer Luciel Brown’s case, visual merchandising around being in the band – have announced details of their debut EP. It’s called ‘Third Article’ and will be arriving on 27 November via their own label Blank Ad.

With it, they’ve put up this new track, ‘Silk Spirit’, it has a video of them playing in a warehouse – or a store room.

The EP is available to pre-order now, and Drahla are going on tour with Metz soon, including some shows in the UK at the end of November.