Drainland's And So Our Troubles Began flew under the radar for a lot of folks in the US. Considering the quality of the record, it's an utter shame. Over six tracks spanning 21 minutes, Ireland's Drainland establish themselves as a powerful force in the admittedly oversaturated crust/neg-hardcore scene, combining sludge-doom and d-beat with a voice that isn't too far from the cigarette-and-whiskey-damaged throat of the god Lemmy himself. Stream two tracks from the record below, and get a copy of your own at Southern Lord. It rips.
In the meantime, Drainland have also released a new split, this time with Trenches. The four track split (Drainland's three tracks are represented as one below) was recorded by James Eager at The Hive and features mastering from the one and only James Plotkin. Listen to the split in its entirety below. Look for it via the Halo of Flies or Ifb Records distro in the US. Graanrepubliek, Vendetta & Headwrecker overseas.
So far no tour dates to speak of, but while we wait for those, stream those songs below...