Drowners' Matt Hitt on their new album, On Desire
Pip Williams, Coup De Main, 10 October 2016
Drowners burst onto the indie-rock scene in early 2013, quickly attracting attention with their classic sound and charismatic line-up. Since the release of their debut album the following year, we've not heard much from the New York-based foursome. Luckily for us, that's all about to change.
The release of Drowners' second album sees an upheaval in the band's sound and influences, resulting in a seismic shift from comfortable indie-rock to broody post-punk. We recently chatted to frontman Matt Hitt about how the band's progression has come about, and why he feels it's more representative of the band as a whole. He had plenty to fill us in on, including (but not limited to) doppelgängers, fan tattoos, and the somewhat NSFW thing the Welsh and the Kiwis have in common.
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