Thursday, August 18, 2022

This Drama go Back To La Brea


‘Back To La Brea’ is the latest single from south European rock outfit This Drama, where the band has dropped the distortion pedals and locked themselves up in a desert cabin to produce their most visceral work to date.

You can check out the new video for the single here at RAMzine.

Mixed by Alex Newport, the single is aid to be “dark but surprisingly catchy and accessible to those that might not be familiar with their previous work”. Lyrically, the band express feelings, fight demons and offer a more introspective experience for the listener.

Following their 2005 inception, their debut single ‘Radio Explodes’ premiered on the BBC-6 Rock Show program curated by Bruce Dickinson, of Iron Maiden fame. Teeth-cutting tours in the UK ensued and thereafter the band never looked back.

In 2008, having clenched the top spot at the prestigious Rock Awards in Madrid, Spain, the band went on to record their debut album San Diego 13, leading to a series of tours in the US topped up by a showcase slot at the infamous SXSW festival.


In the months that followed, the band would go on to sign a record deal with the US based Deep Elm Records, a flag bearer of US independent rock music, and the future looked bright.

In 2010 the five-piece returned to their spiritual home of Los Angeles to produce their sophomore album Tarantula Mata under the supervision of Joby Ford (The Bronx) who helped the band in defining their sound, inspiring a new direction. With a new album in tow, 2011 saw This Drama take on their most audacious North American tour yet and playing some of the biggest stages during the European festival season (Azkena Rock Festival and Resurrection Fest amongst others). Sharing the bill with artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Rob Zombie.

2013, found them back in the studio, this time with producer/guitarist Jag Jago of The Ghost Of A Thousand in Brighton, UK for the recording of The Wasted Youth EP, consolidating the sound of the band whilst exploring new creative avenues. For the band’s 10-year anniversary in 2015 the live album Vive Siempre was released followed by an extensive national tour supporting Canadian band Cancer Bats.

Then, in 2016 the band was invited to showcase their live album at the Canadian Music Week Festival (Toronto). The band return to their native Spain along with Cancer Bats’ guitarist/producer Scott Middleton to record the Summer Failures album released in late 2017 by Venn Records, in the UK.

Now signed to Golden Robot Records,  ‘Back To La Brea’  can be ordered here.

Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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