Drenge - "Bloodsports"
It’s a galvanising noise Drenge make, and an especially powerful one considering it is just made by the Loveless brothers: 22-year-old Eoin on vocals and guitars, and 21-year-old Rory on drums. Drenge (Danish for "boys") hail from Castleton, a village near Sheffield, where they spent their childhood "just in fields, drinking." That led to a repulsion and existential discomfort which, fortunately for us, prompted the fruition of a band that delivers a healthy dose of raucous, grungy guitar punk as their remedy.
Drenge was released via Infectious Music in North America this week, and their US tour starts today.