Drahla grabbed a handful of studio days between tour dates and festival slots between January and August 2018 to record Useless Coordinates. The title reflects the band’s transience during that time. As for the feel of their debut album, ‘hectic’ doesn’t even do it justice. By the time you get to ‘Stimulus For Living’ on track four, you’re already suitably stimulated to stay awake for a good 48 hours.
Tracks like ‘Pyramid Estate’ and ‘React/Revolt’ showcase the new addition of Chris Duffin’s crotchety sax, shouldering into Rob Riggs’ impatient bass, Luciel Brown’s shredded beats, all thumped in return by Mike Ainsley’s percussive assault and battery. It sounds like the ultimate musical mosh pit. The album finishes with ‘Invisible Sex’. You can’t say you saw that coming.
Buy: Drahla – Useless Coordinates