Drenge today announce their third album, ‘Strange Creatures’, produced by longtime collaborator Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, M.I.A, The Fall), due for release on February 22nd via Infectious Records.
The follow up to their critically acclaimed albums ‘Drenge’ (2013) and ‘Undertow’ (2015), as well as this year’s ‘Autonomy EP’, ‘Strange Creature’s includes the singles ‘This Dance’ and ‘Autonomy’, and was recorded in Sheffield at McCall Sound earlier this year. The album was made “after months of chiselling away, ripping themes and ideas apart, and sewing them back together”, and is described by the band as “the most considered record we have ever made”.
To coincide with the release of the new album, Drenge have announced a UK tour for spring 2019, taking in eight shows and including a night at the Electric in Brixton. Pre-sale tickets are available from Wednesday 31st October, with general sale on Friday 2nd November.
Speaking about the new album, the band say “It’s a nocturnal record. A psychological horror movie on wax. Warped hallucinations from mundane observations as you move through it. Is that a school or a skyscraper on fire in the distance? Or maybe it’s just the ski village? You drive nearer, past roadside diners jammed with dancing teenagers, through Uncanny Valley, past the most unhygienic nightclub in the world. The stereo sounds like it’s going to fall apart at any moment. The car judders to a halt and all you can hear is the sound of the sea.”
1. Bonfire Of The City Boys
2. This Dance
4. Teenage Love
5. Strange Creatures
6. Prom Night
7. No Flesh Road
8. Never See The Signs
10. When I Look Into Your Eyes
Drenge Strange Creatures 2019 UK tour
Wednesday 27th March – The Garage, Glasgow
Thursday 28th March – Northumbria Institute, Newcastle
Friday 29th March – O2 Ritz, Manchester
Monday 1st April – The Junction, Cambridge
Tuesday 2nd April – Electric Brixton, London
Wednesday 3rd April – Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth
Friday 5th April – SWX, Bristol
Saturday 6th April – O2 Institute Birmingham, Birmingham