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The Drums
The Drums

Background information
Origin Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genre(s) Indie Pop
Years active 2006—present
Label(s) Island Records
Moshi Moshi Records
Downtown Records
Website Website
Jonathan Pierce
Jacob Graham
Connor Hanwick
Former members
Adam Kessler

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The Drums Overview


The Drums are an American indie pop band from Brooklyn, New York, with members stemming from the shortlived band Elkland (formerly Goat Explosion). The band is currently on the Moshi Moshi/Island (UK), Popfrenzy (AU) and Downtown (US) label.

The Drums (2010)

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The Drums Recording New Album

March 1, 2011
The Drums have revealed that they are currently working on material for their new album. The follow-up to their successful 2010 self-titled debut will be released later this year.  Read more 

The Drums: Adam Kessler Quitting Was 'Blessing In Disguise'

December 3, 2010
The Drums singer Jonathan Pierce has said he’s “not interested” in what former band mate Adam Kessler is doing. The guitarist quit the group unexpectedly in September - just two days before The Drums were due to start a US tour.  Read more 

The Drums Set To Play Free Intimate London Show For Fans

November 23, 2010
The Drums have announced they will play a free intimate show for fans in London next month. The show will take place at the Queen of Hoxton venue on December 13 for the first 200 people. Doors are set to open at 6:30pm (GMT) and the band are on at 10pm.  Read more 

The Drums To Continue As Three-Piece Following Guitarist's Departure

September 22, 2010
The Drums have vowed to continue as a three-piece following the departure of guitarist Adam Kessler. The guitarist quit the group unexpectedly on the eve of their US tour last week.  Read more 

The Drums Guitarist Adam Kessler Quits Band

September 17, 2010
The Drums guitarist Adam Kessler has quit the band, it’s been announced. In a statement, remaining members Jonathan Pierce, Jacob Graham and Connor Hanwick said they were “devastated”.  Read more 

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