Drenge (band)

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Drenge
Drenge-1-4.jpg
Background information
Origin Castleton, Derbyshire
Genres
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Labels Infectious
Website www.drenge.co.uk
Members Eoin Loveless
Rory Loveless
Rob Graham

Drenge are an English three-piece rock band made up of Eoin Loveless, on guitar and vocals, his younger brother Rory, on drums, and Rob Graham on bass. The brothers grew up in Castleton, Derbyshire, where they formed the band in 2010, relocating to Sheffield in 2014. The band take their name from something "that would sound like a noise that we would be playing onstage." [5] Their name also translates into "Boys" in Danish. They have released two albums, Drenge (2013) and Undertow (2015).

Background[edit]

Songlist, 2014 in Munich
Eoin Loveless, 2014, Munich
Rory Loveless, 2014, Munich

The band rose to prominence following the resignation of Labour MP Tom Watson from the Shadow Cabinet in July 2013,[6] who wrote in his resignation letter on his blog "be that great Labour leader that you can be, but try to have a real life too. And if you want to see an awesome band, I recommend Drenge." However, they had a small following and had been picked up by national media at least some seven months previously.[7]

Drenge have toured extensively in the UK, and have appeared at Glastonbury Festival, Latitude Festival, and Reading and Leeds Festival. They have also toured with Californian duo Deap Vally, including an appearance close to their hometown at Sheffield's Queens Social Club.[8] They also toured with British band Peace in late 2013. They played a headline tour in the first half of 2014, as well as playing at many festivals over the summer of 2014, including Reading and Leeds, Glastonbury and T in the Park.

In recent activity Drenge have toured the UK alongside American punk rock band Radkey, appeared on Later... with Jools Holland, and their single "Bloodsports" was used for an advert for British TV show Misfits, fitting the crude, aggressive nature of the show.[citation needed]

Their self-titled album was released on 19 August 2013 on Infectious Records. The artwork for the album features a photograph of Wardsend Cemetery in Sheffield and a nearby scrapyard.

On 27 January 2015, they made their US network television début on the Late Show with David Letterman.

On 6 April 2015, the band's second album, Undertow, was released, debuting at number 14 on the UK Albums Chart.[9]

For their tour in 2015 the band included a bassist in their live line-up as well as in their new single "We Can Do What We Want".

In February 2018, the band announced their first tour in over two years.[citation needed]

Band members[edit]

Members

  • Eoin Loveless – lead vocals, guitar (2010–present)
  • Rory Loveless – drums, percussion, backing vocals (2010–present)
  • Rob Graham – bass, backing vocals (2015–present)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Drenge (August 2013) on Infectious Records
  • Undertow (April 2015) on Infectious Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ music, Guardian (21 May 2015). "Watch Drenge's video for Running Wild". the Guardian. 
  2. ^ "Garage rockers Drenge can't take Miliband mention seriously". Evening Times. 
  3. ^ "Drenge at Rough Trade East, gig review: Touring bassist fleshes out". 9 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Lester, Paul (24 January 2013). "New band of the day - Drenge (No 1,438)". the Guardian. 
  5. ^ "The Impossibly Cool Sound Of The Impeccably Named Drenge". Rising. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  6. ^ Patrick Wintour (2013-07-04). "Tom Watson resigns from shadow cabinet". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  7. ^ Paul Lester (2013-01-24). "Drenge (No 1,438)". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-08-23. 
  8. ^ "New show: Drenge/Deap Vally at Queens". Harleylive.co.uk. 2013-01-04. 
  9. ^ "Official UK Album Chart". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2015-05-21.