TRAAMS – “Intercontinental Radio Waves”

Back in August, the UK indie rock trio TRAAMS returned from a five-year hiatus with a stark, propulsive, confident 10-minute banger of a single called “The Greyhound.” A song like that is a great way to announce to the world that you’re back in business. Today, TRAAMS have followed up on that announcement with another new single — one that still kicks hard, even if it doesn’t sprawl out in the same way.

TRAAMS have actually had their new track “International Radio Waves” in the bank for a while. The band wrote it in Paris in 2017, when they were on tour with Car Seat Headrest. This one is just three minutes long, but it’s a big, mean, spartan stomper. There’s a warlike slap-bass riff that doesn’t even try to be funky, and the vocals sound like a sarcastic take on a druidic incantation.

“Intercontinental Radio Waves” has an animated video from director Stewart Armstrong, who says it was inspired by China Miéville’s The Last Days Of New Paris. Check it out below.

“Intercontinental Radio Waves” it out now, and you can get it at Bandcamp.