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DROWNERS


Debut album a blend of punk and pop

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By Charliedavid Page, 12th February 2014
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DROWNERS

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DEBUT ALBUM A BLEND OF PUNK AND POP

BAND: DROWNERS
MEMBERS: MATT HITT
JACK RIDLEY
ERIK SNYDER
LAKIS PAVLOU
FORMED: 2011
FROM: NEW YORK
SOUND: POST-PUNK
WEBSITE: WWW.DROWNERSBAND.COM
FACEBOOK: DROWNERSOFFICIAL
TWITTER: @DROWNERSBAND
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By Charliedavid Page, 12th February 2014
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What happens when you get together a Welshman and three New Yorkers with an obsession with music? A little something called Drowners, who, in just a few years, have toured with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The Vaccines and Foals. Now it's time for the band to release their debut self-titled album - and it's a snappy, sanguine offering.

This is what I'd describe as post-punk for the modern age - the music of Drowners is infused with inspiration from numerous other genres. Even frontman Matthew Hitt admits his band's music has a twinge of pop to it. All in all, that brightens the punk and gives their tunes a summery sort of vibe.

DROWNERS - A BUTTON ON YOUR BLOUSE

Things kick off nicely (if not briefly) with ‘Ways To Phrase A Rejection’, which sets up Drowners’ upbeat attitude, juxtaposed nicely with the calculous subject matter. ‘Luv, Hold Me Down’ provides a highlight of the album, taking us through the perils of youthful hormones, as Matthew provocatively croons, “In a simple skirt, you caused a ricochet / Of courting boys who watched you walk away.”

Another example of their crafty lyrics lies in the tune ‘Watch You Change'; lines like “There’s not a shoulder cold enough for me to give her” are adorned by early Arctic Monkeys-inspired riffs. Further in, the band shows us they can handle a harder fare (while enjoying every moment) with ‘Bar Chat’, with thrashing guitar and bold drums front and centre.

This is what I'd describe as post-punk for the modern age.

Drowners have created a catchy compilation of easy-to-digest tracks. The album doesn’t overstay its welcome, and comes complete with well-crafted tunes, smart songwriting and a perchance for guitars. If you’re after a balance between pop and punk, Drowners are the perfect blend.

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