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THE DRUMS

Photo Gallery: The Drums + The Upskirts - Metro Theatre, Sydney (30.11.14)

The Drums returned to Sydney to play the Metro Theatre, supported by The Upskirts. Gwendolyn Lee was there and brings us these photos from the night:

Live Review: The Drums + The Upskirts - Metro Theatre, Sydney (30.11.14)

The Drums should be renamed “The Suns” because this sums up their music to a tee. Their reverb and hook-soaked indie pop music was a real treat for the Sydney dwellers battling a case of impending Mondayitis as well as battling Spring-time rain en route to the Metro on Sunday night. After a solid set boasting tracks that were old, new and in between, there were more than a few youngsters wanting to go surfing or do some other fun activity shortly after.

the AU's Weekend Gig Guide: November 28th - November 30th

We've taken a look at some of the shows we're going to be heading to this weekend and deliver you this guide - our national gig picks of the week!

Opinion: The Evolution of Whistling

For most of us, the evolution of whistling first came to light when Otis Redding charmed us with the timeless classic, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” in 1968. Strangely enough, his intentions were to change the whistling in favour of words around the time of his death but it never came to be. After the track was released, it went on to become one of the most popular songs of the modern era.

Photo Gallery and Live Review: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Singapore (12.02.12)

With thunderstorms in the forecast, Singapore was quite lucky to receive little more than a sprinkle. This was a huge relief to Laneway festival founder Danny Rogers, as he looked out into the crowd and thanked the previous attendees for braving what he called "monsoonal weather" last year.

Live Review: The Drums + Cults, + Dune Rats - Metro Theatre (08.02.12)

For those that needed fun in their lives and lives in their fun then they needn’t have looked any further than The Drums’ Laneway sideshow at the Metro. All three acts that performed offered plenty of opportunities for “Fun, fun, fun” with their infectiously happy tunes, plus effervescent and pithy observations. It was almost like the dress code for the venue had stipulated that you had to be wearing a smile.

Live Review: Bleeding Knees Club + The Drums DJs + &Dimes DJs + Sures - Goodgod Small Club (07.02.12)

Their positive band name goes hand-in-hand with the shiny and optimistic pop tunes they produce. The opening band of the evening was a duo known as Sures and they were joined by two additional members for the show. With their set-up, composition and music, some comparisons to Cloud Control seemed apt, if not inevitable.

Live Review: St Jerome's Laneway Festival - Sydney (05.02.12)

Not a cloud could be found as we made our way to the St Jerome's Laneway Festival in Sydney. Indeed, the sun had come out to play on a typically beautiful Sydney summer day (which we haven't seen much of this year); a stark contrast to the weather of last year and a very welcome start to what would be a stellar day of music.

Festival News: The crowds sell out a sunny Sydney Laneway Festival.

Yesterday the sun came out in Sydney, without a cloud in sight, and the revellers came out in force, selling out the 2012 Laneway Festival in the mid afternoon.

Bands M83 (pictured above), Feist, The Drums, Cults and Active Child received among the largest crowds (and singalongs thanks to their triple j hits) of the day, while the sun ensured a fair few festival goers would leave with a good red glow.

Live Review: St Jerome's Laneway Festival - Brisbane (28.01.12)

With the festival circuit getting increasingly competitive, reports of poor sound engineering and set delays could never be more damaging, however with an incredibly soggy lead up to the Brisbane leg of Laneway Festival, these problems were disappointing but not surprising. The festival organisers did well to ensure that all stages would be undercover, but unfortunately our dry vintage threads came at the cost of sound quality and atmosphere as we were herded into the RNA horse sheds.