The Drums

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Musically and lyrically, we were finally in a place to bare our souls

Jonny Pierce, gimmeindie.com, 22 September 2014

The Drums are an American indie pop band from Brooklyn, New York. The band is signed to currently signed to Minor Records, previously released on Island and Moshi Moshi. In December 2009 the band was shortlisted as one of the 15 music acts for the BBC Sound of 2010. Subsequently, they placed at No. 5 in this list on 4 January 2010. In NME’s first issue of 2010 they were named number 1 in the magazine’s top tips for the year, a similar accolade was also given to The Drums by Clash Magazine. The Drums were also voted “Best Hope for 2010” in Pitchfork Media’s 2009 Readers’ Poll. They won the Hall Radar Award for 2010 and were the most Shazamed band of 2009. Their self titled 2010 album, released by Moshi Moshi, peaked at 17 in the Billboard’s Top Heatseekers charts; subsequent albums Portamento and Encyclopaedia both made it to number 10.