Following on from a hotly tipped and highly praised set at Glastonbury Festival, Drenge announce a host of new headline shows to join their already jampacked Summer/Autumn schedule.
The visceral, opening one-two punch of “Bloodsports” and “Backwaters” announced Drengeas one of the best and most exciting new bands on the UK music scene right now. Comprising of just sibling duo Rory and Eoin Loveless, they play with enough raw enthusiasm and velocity, enough no holds barred energy and contagiousness that their music is wholly and compulsively thrilling.
Tuesday 1st October 2013 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Wednesday 2rd October 2013 Brickyard, Carlisle
Thursday 3rd October 2013 The Cluny, Newcastle
Friday 4th October 2013 King Tut’s, Glasgow
Saturday 5th October 2013 Non Zero’s, Dundee
Monday 7th October 2013 East Village Arts Club, Liverpool
Tuesday 8th October 2013 Cavern, Exeter
Wednesday 9th October 2013 Green Door Store, Brighton
Saturday 12th October 2013 Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
Monday 14th October 2013 Portland Arms, Cambridge
Tuesday 15th October 2013 Roadhouse, Manchester
Wednesday 16th October 2013 Sugarmill, Stoke
The new tour dates follow the announcement of their heavily anticipated self-titled album, ‘Drenge’, which is to be released on August 19th and is an A-Z of the most exhilarating chapters of punk rock whittled down to its leanest, meanest, no-frills essence. The 12 razor sharp tracks jolt you to life even as they seize the brain with their terminally catchy melodies and jagged hooks. Songs like “Face Like a Skull” and “Nothing” speed by recklessly in a dizzying blur of white heat and seething riffs, while others, like raucous fan favourites “People in Love Make Me Feel Yuck” and “Dogmeat” come across as relentless shots of adrenalin straight to the cerebral cortex filled with anthemic guitar chords and deadpan lyricism. Album closer “Fuckabout” delivers a change in pace, showcasing Drenge’s lesser seen tender side, as Eoin bemoans his chequered romantic history.