With the slew of guitar-and-drum combos about nowadays, you would think it’d be increasingly difficult to forge a unique sound out of the rather restrictive riff-and-beat set-up. That’s when a rowdy two-piece from Castleton, Derbyshire come along and make it look frightfully easy.
With furious, overdriven guitar work and slamming drum brutality held together by a menacing Nick Cave croon, Drenge pack a Dextros worth of energy and a Birthday Party worth of brood in to succinct two and a half minute packages. Go and see them. Now.
Drenge play an NME Awards Show at Scala on 20th February, supported by The Wytches. Buy tickets here.