You've seriously disrupted band relations!
August 19, 2013 7:02 AM Subscribe
Leaving the UK shadow-cabinet earlier this year, Labour MP Tom Watson confused many
by unexpectedly tipping a two-piece garage rock band from the Peak District called Drenge
in his resignation letter. Drenge (rhymes with grunge), comprising Eion (b. 1991) and Rory Loveless (b. 1993), a band who cite
England's heartbreaking loss on penalties
to Argentina in 1998 and Anti-Social Behaviour Orders
among their influences, were "not totally overjoyed"
about this. Their response has been a series of feral
, vaguely disturbing
videos that highlight the oddly crap
aspects of modern British life
, some festival appearances
, and a number of droll interviews
. Is British music finally climbing out of what Dorian Lynskey
calls its deadeningly conservative, R&B-goes-to-Ibiza
period? Probably not, but Drenge's debut album, released today and currently streaming on the Guardian
, at least provides something loud to play at the neighbours.
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