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THE DRUMS – I Felt Stupid (7″, Moshi Moshi Records)

Posted: January 6th, 2010, by JGRAM

The Drums are a funny band, they remind me of The Cure (without the taste of Goth) in the most unoriginal of ways.  This is a throwback to eighties indie that does not necessary serve anybody or anyone involved very well.

I feel I have to question the mentality behind this band and just why “the kids” are tapping into this music at this time.  As I close my eyes and envisage a stupid skinny kid in a cardigan wearing large coloured glasses and sporting a fringe that reaches his chin I can’t help but think this is not the future solution to the woes of the world.

Do I actually have anything good to say about this record?  I can’t help but feel the record arrived dead on arrival for me, why would a band call a song “I Felt Stupid” while displaying such front and egging on such a response from a listener such as mine?  I felt stupid?  You look fucking stupid.

Flipping over and flipping out I begin to feel nauseous as it appears I am now being mocked as “Down By The Water” is not a cover of the PJ Harvey song but instead some kind of feeble emotional outpouring of a future gang rape victim in a modern doo wop style.

And to think these people get their end away more than me.

Thesaurus moment: snare.

The Drums

Moshi Moshi Records


JGram, friend of the stars, chartered accountant and pie enthusiast, likes nothing better than KICKING YOUR SKINNY ASS by way of a carefully-timed half-nelson followed by the CLOTHES LINE! OW! So never, never cross him. His dog Snowy is equally rockhard and will bite your lim bs off in the blink of an eye. And then paw your eyes out for blinking when he's biting you.

2 Responses to THE DRUMS – I Felt Stupid (7″, Moshi Moshi Records)

  1. chris

    Hi I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion but I totally disagree with yours, The Drums will continue to grow this next year and im sure will be loved by many including myself. I don’t think I’ve heard anything that compares to this type of music/genre and this is a gap in the market a lot of producers and artists nowadays are producing standard electro/indie/rock. However this is has a different feel, if you don’t like this 7″ maybe you should give Summertime! a listen which has a couple more tracks on it.

  2. JGRAM

    lol – I did hear another one of their songs the other day that sounded a bit like Cap’n Jazz/Kinsella brothers which did make me think there was more to them than I had given them credit for above. That said every time I heard this on Radio One until recently it annoyed me, especially in the light of it being lauded and flavour of the month (and year ahead). I’ll give “Summertime” a go though