Jonny Pierce: I Didn't Realise
Jonny Pierce of The Drums is due to release his first solo album some time this year. The first taste of it is 'I Didn't Realise', a lot more electronic and heavier than what he has released with the Drums, although his floaty vocals manage to balance out the harsh synth-pop backing music.
Pierce told NME "I wanted to be as self-indulgent as possible with this album. This is pop done the way I think it should be done." which is apparent on the video clip for this single, which features him kicking around with his bob haircut in a brick alleyway. 90's-revival hipsters of Dalston - beware.
It seems Jacob from The Drums has been busy too, with his solo project 'Cascading Slopes'. This is also a synth-heavy electronic side-project, aptly named 'Towards a Quaker View of Synthesizers', out this year.
Despite these side-projects, The Drums fans have been assured that the band are working on a third album. I wonder if synthesizers will feature on it at all...