The Drums have announced the release of their fourth album “Abysmal Thoughts” on 16 June via Anti Records.  The album will be followed by a brief run of dates in October including a show at Manchester’s Gorilla.

“Abysmal Thoughts” comes three years after the release of The Drums’ last album.

As the last album cycle for The Drums finished and his long-term relationship with his former partner dissolved, Jonny Pierce took some time away from music altogether in hopes to reconnect with himself and find future inspiration. Determined to make a change, he ended up leaving his longtime home in New York and found himself isolated in a large empty apartment in Los Angeles, all his plans for life and love suddenly in shambles. That hardship and confusion—and the clarity of personality and purpose it inspired—became “Abysmal Thoughts.”  The album was recorded across a period of 15 months, recording at his Los Angeles home and his cabin in upstate New York, using the same guitar, synthesizer, drum machine and reverb unit he’s played since the beginning of The Drums.

The full tour listing:
2 October   –   Bristol, Thekla
4 October   –   Manchester, Gorilla
7 October   –   London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Tickets for The Drums performing at Manchester’s Gorilla on 4 October 2017 go on sale at 9am on Friday 7 April 2017.  Presale begins 9am 5 April 2017.

The Drums – image courtesy Moni Haworth