Well, here we are at the last day of 2015. And it’s been an interesting year, as in “may you live in interesting times.” There’s nothing that can be said quickly about what’s going on around us, except that you have to hope that more people are taking a personal role in speaking out against … Continue reading Music and Mutterings of 2015
Drenge hit the headlines when they were named NME’s Best New Band of the Year, an accolade they shared with past winners like The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys. Their debut self-titled album had slamming tracks on it like “Backwaters”, “Fuckabout”, and “Bloodsports”, a song that Zane Lowe had as one of his hottest tracks. They … Continue reading Drenge open up about Undertow
If you listened closely to Drenge’s first album, you would have noticed, floating here and there on the tidal wave of energy that burst out of each song, a moment or two of subtle craft. A drop of wordplay, a gap of silence that added more weight to what came next, a neat turn or … Continue reading My review of Undertow – the brilliant new album by Drenge
Drenge in NYC Live review – January 29 and 30, 2015 Like all things great, it comes out of nowhere and blasts your expectations to dust. Two tall, good looking guys in plaid and t-shirts, now accompanied by their new bassist, head up to the stage. You could call it another round of the epic … Continue reading Drenge in New York City
I'm snowed in here, although not as much as I'd hoped. Yesterday, I trekked out across the wild tundra of New York City, snow beginning to swirl around, turning the park and the streets into a temporary stage set of true winter, where beasts of buses clank along with their chains, and everyone is wrapped … Continue reading Drenge new music!
Check out this amazing clip of Bloodsports live. Come on BBC! More than one song! Drenge live at Reading 2014
My interview with Drenge. NME best new band of the year. Very much worth a listen.