It begins remarkably like 'Scoff' by Nirvana for the first couple of bars, but any similarities to songs you have heard before are kicked out the window as soon as the band barrels in. Hailing from the rock Mecca that is Chichester, TRAAMS mean business with 'Mexico'. It has Krautrock DNA, but this track is chewing gum and possibly mixing its drinks and it doesn’t care what you think.

Actually, I am sure these three guys care a great deal, however, the music they are scratching out has an attitude and a few sharp edges which you’ll either handle with care, or allow it to headbutt you in the rock sauce dispenser.

The vocals follow scattershot, but still engaging notes all over the fretboard, and they have also managed to ram a rather lovely beverage spilling chorus in there too meaning the whole song ripples with the energy of three guys in a room, playing hard and inviting anyone else who might be around along too.

By the time 'Mexico' has reached the drumstick dropping conclusion in less than 180 seconds, you might possibly be pre-ordering their debut Ladders EP, coming soon on FatCat records. Dig.

Listen to the track by heading here.

  • Live Dates:
  • 19th May @ 100 Club, London, supporting Parquet Courts - sold out
  • 28th June @ Shacklewell Arms, London, supporting Electric Moon