‘Money’ is the first single off The Drums’ forthcoming album ‘Portamento’ and, despite lacking original guitarist Adam Kessler, it does not lose any of the trademark sounds which many associate with the band. Jonathan Pierce’s falsetto vocals cut across the pulsing drum beat and repetitive guitar part as he croons ‘I want to buy you something/but I don’t have any money’. The addition of some sing along ‘oohs’ mean that the song will linger in your head for at least the rest of the day.
Arguably it would have been more impressive to see The Drums develop the sound away from the Summertime EP and eponymous debut album but if you are still looking for catchy guitar music it is clear that ‘Portamento’ is going to easily live up to the standards the band have already proven they can reach.
Portamento is available on 12th October
By Jessy Parker