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This Drama


THIS DRAMA
Back To La Brea
Golden Robot Records
Release: 13 June 2022

THIS DRAMA release their new video for single ‘Back To La Brea‘, out now on Golden Robot Records.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrMpJaOZHSw

‘Back To La Brea’ is the latest effort from southern Europe rock outfit This Drama, where the band have dropped the distortion pedals and locked themselves up in a desert cabin to produce their most visceral work to date. 

To celebrate the release of the single, This Drama have also released a music video for the track. ‘Back to La Brea’ is available on digital platforms now, via Golden Robot Records.

Mixed by the extremely talented Alex Newport, this single is dark but surprisingly catchy and accessible to those that might not be familiar with their previous work. Lyrically, the band keeps to their true honest feelings, fighting demons and offering an introspective experience for the listener, a connection that’s hard for other artist to create, but ‘Back To La Brea’ has done it so effortlessly.
 
Stream/buy here: https://bfan.link/ThisDrama-back-to-la-brea
 
This Drama has had quite an unexpected yet stellar trajectory since their 2005 inception in southern Europe. Their debut single “Radio Explodes” premiered on the BBC-6 Rock Show program curated by the one and only Bruce Dickinson (yes, THAT Bruce Dickinson); teeth-cutting tours in the UK ensued and from then on the band never looked back.
In 2008, having clenched the top spot at the prestigious Rock Awards in Madrid (Spain), the band went on to record their explosive debut album “San Diego 13”, which lead to a series of tours in the US topped up by a showcase slot at the infamous SXSW festival.
It seems inevitable now, though quite unreal back then, that in the months that followed, the band would go on to sign a record deal with the US based Deep Elm Records, a flag bearer of US independent rock music. The future looked bright.
In 2010 the five piece returned to their spiritual home of Los Angeles to produce their sophomore album “Tarantula Mata” under the supervision of Joby Ford (The Bronx) who helped the band defining their sound, inspiring a new direction. With a new album in tow, 2011 sees This Drama take on their most audacious North American tour yet and playing some of the biggest stages during the European festival season (Azkena Rock Festival and Resurrection Fest amongst many). Sharing the bill with artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Queens Of The Stone Age, or Rob Zombie.
It’s back to the studio yet again in 2013, this time with producer/guitarist Jag Jago of The Ghost Of A Thousand in Brighton (UK) for the recording of “The Wasted Youth EP”, which consolidates the sound of the band whilst exploring new creative avenues. For the band’s 10 year anniversary in 2015 the live album “Vive Siempre” is released followed by an extensive national tour supporting Canadian boss men Cancer Bats, which would lead to wholesome creative endeavors further down the line. In 2016 the band is invited to showcase their live album at the Canadian Music Week Festival (Toronto). The band return to their native Spain along with Cancer Bats**’ guitarist/producer Scott Middleton to record their “Summer Failures” album released in late 2017 by Venn Records (UK).
The band tours this album alongside Canadian favorites PUP.

Come 2022 the band drops the distortion pedals, lock themselves up in a desert cabin, and produces their most visceral work to date. 

This Drama – Back to La Brea

This Drama – Summer Failures

This Drama – Born To Expire

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