New Music: Jonny Pierce - I Didn't Realise
Pretty sure The Drums aren't dead, not at all in fact. Since Portamento though, front man Jonny Pierce has been a busy boy, managing to write and produce his debut solo album (due next year). His first offering is the alt-pop "I Didn't Realise", and it's probably not what you were expecting.
So sure, it's missing the Drums' naturally addictive guitar work, yet the skewed, minimalist electronic drones work so cohesively well together. I Don't know about you, but I'm all in. Pierce himself adds: "I wanted to be as self-indulgent as possible with this album. This is pop done the way I think it should be done".
'Early 2013' is the date for the as yet untitled album, you catch the rather fitting black and white filled video below for the time being.