Drenge’s 3rd studio album, Strange Creatures, due for release on the 22nd February is a thoroughly rambunctious affair characterised by loud, clunky guitars and an intelligent lyrical wit. It’s a record which demands your attention with a smorgasbord of sounds for your earholes: there’s the glitchy, ‘80’s-disco-gone-wrong’ bass-lines, the purgative guitar solos and vocalist Eoin loveless’ unforgiving Derbyshire twang to name but a few examples. Following on from 2015’s Undert
Introducing the NME tour with great success was upcoming grime MC Bugzy Malone, who immediately connected with the audience through a showcase of new and old material. From the off, he impressed the crowd with his display of intricate lyrical creativity as well as an astounding ability to freestyle in his technical and fast-paced rhythmic style. Cheers of delight rang around the room when Bugzy Malone treated us to a rendition of his biggest hit ‘Watch your Mouth’, and it bec
After Manchester grime MC Bugzy Malone and up and coming Rat boy’s energetic opening performances at the NME awards on the 2nd January it was Drenge’s time to take to the stage at Rock City once again, not long after their performance as a support act for the Maccabees in November! The crowd were fired up and ready for more mosh pits after being whipped up into a frenzy by the previous acts. It was made up of an unusual variety of generations presumably attracted by the diver
The way made Undertow was to record the instrumentals and then write all the lyrics at once to thread it together, do you think that’s something you’ll do in the future now? I didn’t like it because it felt like I was writing a body of work rather than individual songs, and now I’m much more interested in writing songs, rather than a set idea or a narrative or whatever. So is that more like the first album then, where you were recording in between school and work with Rory?
The NME awards tour featuring Bloc Party, Drenge, Rat Boy and Bugzy Malone is coming to Notts! After 16 years as a band, Bloc Party are taking it back to where it all began with Hymns. Their new record sounds like a band changing, making something more sensual than the abrasive sound of Four. After a two year break, Kele and Russell knew an album was inevitable. The two used to write lyrics together and find other people to work with : “it feels like that’s happened again” sa
Indie rock band The Maccabees have just kicked off their UK tour at the fitting venue of Rock City, setting the bar high for their next gigs. The support act playing before them was English alternative rock band Drenge, making for a great evening of music from two top class groups. While not everyone had heard Drenge‘s music before, there were still a lot of people around the front that did and were singing back the lyrics at the top of their lungs. With the heavy guitar riff
For a venue due to shut down in the coming months, this was a surprisingly large coup. Temples, a psychedelic four-piece from Kettering, and Drenge, a bluesy rock duo based in Sheffield, are amongst the most hotly tipped emerging bands. The line-up was completed by Kagoule , a Nottingham trio recreating the more tuneful side of 90s Grunge. For anyone that’s been to Chameleon, you’ll know that the venue is tiny. I mean, really tiny. It’s like a gig in a living room, which ough