Blending wiry post-punk with unpredictable art-rock, Drahla have garnered early critical praise with their first singles, including “Faux Text” / “Burden of Proof” which was released via Too Pure Singles Club in 2017. The trio quickly found their identity in Leeds’ fertile music scene with their minimal yet robust bass-heavy sound, while their reputation as a fervent live act saw them sharing stages with Parquet Courts, The Cribs, Buzzcocks, Dream Wife, Menace Beach and others.
Produced by Hookworms’ MJ, debut EPThird Article documents Drahla’s progression from promising DIY outfit to a formidable and distinctive band who’ve built on the early support from the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music, DIY Magazine and Loud & Quiet. Third Article makes its intention clear with EP opener “Form of Luxury”, an ice-cool yet spiky slab of noise-rock. “Silk Spirit” and “Circuit” typify Drahla’s sonic trademarks, where sharp, off-kilter guitar riffs juxtapose with singer/bassist Luciel Brown’s composed, self-assured vocal. Guitarist Rob Riggs takes lead vocal on the caustic EP closer “New Living Creation”, which also adds saxophone for an erratic yet purposeful statement of intent.