Drenge today present their brilliant new single ‘Never See The Signs’, the latest track to be taken from their highly anticipated third album, Strange Creatures, due February 22nd. Agile and foreboding, it’s another electrifying taste of the brothers’ forthcoming release.
“Our latest exploration of the pop song involves a battle re-enactment between razor-sharp synthesisers and punishingly shrill guitars, set sometime in the late 1970s,” say the band. “The ghosts of Italo disco mutter disapprovingly in the corner as they sip Disaronno on ice. The snare drum rattles like the tail of a desert snake with a fondness for pop gossip and internet culture. I never see the signs.”
Strange Creatures is produced by longtime collaborator Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, M.I.A, The Fall) and was recorded in Sheffield at McCall Sound earlier this year. It follows the band’s critically acclaimed albums Drenge (2013) and Undertow (2015) and includes their recent singles ‘This Dance’ and ‘Autonomy’. The album is “a nocturnal record. A psychological horror movie on wax”, described by the band as “the most considered record we have ever made”.
Listen to ‘Never See The Signs’ - BELOW:
To accompany the the release of Strange Creatures, the Loveless brothers today announce that they will be visiting some of the UK’s finest independent record shops to perform digitally rewired and re-engineered tracks from the new album as ‘Drenge Philharmonic’; a series of in-stores this February, including a stop at London’s iconic Rough Trade East, with more dates to follow. A full UK tour to coincide with the record follows in March-April, taking in eight shows and including a night at the Electric in Brixton. Tickets are on sale now.
‘Drenge Philharmonic’ In-Store Dates:
Saturday 23rd February- Rough Trade, Nottingham
Sunday 24th February - Crash Records @ Headrow House, Leeds
Monday 25th February - Rough Trade East, London
Tuesday 26th February - Rough Trade, Bristol
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
See www.drenge.co.uk/#tour for dates and tickets