It seems like just yesterday that Drahla’s drawling bass driven post-punk swirled around Hyde Park Book Club’s cafe, sandwiched between a wall of bottles and a slightly creepy fancy dress shop. That gig, which saw the band play alongside regular gig companions Mush as well as Party Hardly, was in celebration of the release of Delinquent Issue 2, so it’s with great excitement that we look on at where the band find themselves 12 months on.
The droning bass and pounding drums of 'Twelve Divisions of the Day' are textbook Drahla and kick start not only this track, but the band's partnership with major record label Captured Tracks (Mac Demarco, Mourn). Having gigged with an unimaginably large number of great bands, Ought, Parquet Courts and Mets to name just three, the band have caused quite a stir with their minimal but abrasive live sets. 'Twelve Divisions', produced by MJ of Hookworms, is no doubt a perfect addition to the band’s live sound, matching the intensity of Mike Ainsley and Rob Riggs’ rhythms with the monotonous vocals of Luciel Brown. They’ve come a long way in a short time but something tells me Drahla are not done yet.
'Twelve Divisions of the Day' is released on clear 7” vinyl with a fanzine created by the band on 20th July, via Captured Tracks.