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Drahla (UK)

The inner crevice

It is so obvious that we all have a favourite member of Sonic Youth that it is even funny to play at guess “who is yours”. Drahla is clearly with Kim Gordon (the semi-recited lines and Luciel Brown’s insistent repetition of key words are a dead giveaway). Although they are British, this trio from Leeds are like ducks in New York no-wave as if they had been living downtown all their life. Their debut, Useless Coordinates, sounds brusque and sexy at the same time. Ferocious and cerebral. Rock that wants to destroy rock itself from the inside.

Useless Coordinates (Captured Tracks, 2019)