Originating from the quiet hills of the Hope Valley, Derbyshire, Drenge are a two man noise-rock outfit, that are tearing up venues across the British gig circuit.
Since laying their first gig to a packed out house party in September of 2010, brothers Eoin (Guitar/Vocals) and Rory Loveless(Drums) have exploded onto the rock scene, earning themselves a support slot on the Mystery Jets November 2012 UK tour.
The pair have also landed themselves a gig at the trendy London HQ of Vice magazine-The Old Blue Last.
Début single “people in love, make me feel yuck” is an aural assault of abrasive guitar licks and chaotic drums, Eoins vocal delivery is incredibly intensive and powerful. It is comparable to the sounds of such classic US punk acts as the Stooges.
The Lo-Fi aesthetic transfers to their DIY videos, which include the lads causing shenanigans in a Sheffield home ware store, and in a phone box.
LMS had the opportunity to speak to drummer Rory Loveless, earlier this week, here is how it went:
How did the band begin?
We’ve played music together since we were young, learning piano, playing Keane covers to empty village halls and got bored enough to start doing our own stuff.
What was your first gig as Drenge, and which gig has been your favorite?
Our first gig was at the Redhouse in Sheffield, which was completely empty except for a space metal enthusiast who dressed like a wizard. It was a baptism by fire.
Favourite gig has to be when we played the Devil’s Arse cavern, this huge cave right outside our house, cos we didn’t have to get on a bus to Sheffield with our gear and it was in a cave!
Who would you say are your main influences musically?
I don’t know, we’re just finding new stuff all the time and now and then a song comes through. I’ve been listening to Goat’s new album, Temples and the SSX Tricky Soundtrack.
You have just finished doing a few dates with the Mystery Jets, how did that go?
I don’t think we were what their crowd was expecting but it was so much fun, we got to play the Ritz in Manchester which is massive!
Could you tell us a bit about your next release?
Hopefully we’ll get the next track up in mid February…. We’re lazy though. But we want to put it up as much as you do or don’t
Finally, any plans to play in Lincoln in the new year?
Nothing in the diary, but I’ve got a lot of time for Lincoln. I heard it’s got the tallest cathedral in the world, which is quite impressive.