This lively new track from TRAAMS follows up recent releases ‘Slipping’ and ‘Penguin’ with plenty of energy.

‘A House On Fire’ displays TRAAMS’ full ability to be both sonically pleasing whilst not being afraid to experiment. The song’s opening drum beat, thundering bass riff, and Stu Hopkins’ echoing vocals are reminiscent of late seventies punk and post-punk, calling back to bands like Joy Division who display a similar dark moodiness to TRAAMS on this track. Hopkins’ repeated vocals exhibit a sense of urgency and stress that gives the first half of the track it’s energy before the band erupt into an orchestra of crashing cymbals and scratchy guitar work before dying down to a calming bridge section accompanied by angelic background sounds. The song then explodes in energy once again and maintains it right until the end.

The band have only performed the track – which they recorded with Theo Verney – live a few times so you’ll be able to hear it on their current tour which kicked off in London on 28th October and concludes with a show at Scala in support of Girl Band on the 8th December.

Listen to ‘A House On Fire’ below:

Catch TRAAMS on tour on the following dates:


2nd – Joiners Arms, Southampton
3rd – The Bullingdon, Oxford
9th – Queen Of Hoxton, London
10th – 02 Institute2, Birmingham (with The Wytches)
11th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
16th – Picture House Social, Sheffield
17th – Aatma, Manchester
24th – Studio2, Liverpool
25th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff


8th – Scala, London (with Girl Band)

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Ben White

I'm just a kid from a small town studying in Manchester to fuel his passion for music. If I'm not at a gig I'm at home listening to records or finding new bands.