Captured Tracks Newcomers Drahla Are All Beautiful Chaos

Captured Tracks Newcomers Drahla Are All Beautiful Chaos Photo by Bianca Wallis

Drahla is an act to keep in your crosshairs. Newcomers to the Captured Tracks roster hailing Leeds, UK, they purvey a dark brand of inward-looking post-punk that feels evocative of the tumultuous era in which we find ourselves. 

Today, we’re debuting the video for their seven-inch single, “Twelve Divisions of the Day,” the band’s first release on Captured Tracks. Full of erratic jump cuts and classic film flicker, the video sits somewhere between Stan Brakhage and Kenneth Anger. Over strident guitar, hammering bass, and thunderous cymbal fills, Luciel Brown apocalyptically vocalizes, “Holy water shower me,” calling for a break from our rigid schedules, our “twelve divisions of the day.” Chalk is scraped on a chalkboard, paint is brushed on a canvas, the camera looks skyward in a stairwell, and a vase is smashed. With the video’s close, we see the canvas has become the cover art of the 7-inch, as if to illustrate how chaos can turn into harmony.

Drahla recorded "Twelve Divisions of the Day" with MJ of Hookworms at Suburban Home, and filmed the video in West Yorkshire with Daisy Georgia. “The video is an abstract representation of process and routine,” Lu told AdHoc via email. “This is depicted through the recreation of the cover artwork and repetitive nature of the content used.“ 

"Twelve Divisions of the Day" is out now on Captured Tracks.

 

 

CTX Tour 

10/18 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere Zone 1 ** 

10/19 - Washington, DC - Songbyrd ** 

10/20 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook ** 

10/21 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn ** 

10/23 - Dallas, TX - Transit Bicycle Co. ** 

10/24 - Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas ** 

10/26 - Phoenix, AZ - The Trunk Space ** 

10/27 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo ** 

10/28 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel ** 

10/30 - Seattle, WA - Barbosa ** 

10/31 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios ** 

11/01 - Boise, ID - The Olympic ** 

11/02 - Salt Lake City, UT - Diabolical Records ** 

11/03 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive ** 

11/05 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle ** 

11/06 - Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx ** 

11/07 - Toronto, ON - Canada ** 

11/08 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz P. D. B. ** 

11/09 - Boston, MA - Hassle Fest 7 @ Brighton Music Hall ** 

11/10 - Philadelphia, PA - TBD** 

** co-headlining w/ Lina Tullgren and Wax Chattels

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