News: Drenge announce 2019 Tour and third album “Strange Creatures”

DRENGE have announced their third album, STRANGE CREATURES, produced by long-time collaborator Ross Orton [Arctic Monkeys, M.I.A, The Fall] will be released on 22 February 2019 via Infectious Music. The follow up to their critically acclaimed albums DRENGE [2013] and UNDERTOW [2015] as well as this year’s AUTONOMY EP, the album includes the singles THIS DANCE and AUTONOMY, and was recorded in Sheffield at McCall Sound earlier this year. The album was made “after months of chiselling away, ripping themes and ideas apart, and sewing them back together,” and is described by the band as “the most considered record we have ever made”. To coincide with the release of the new album, DRENGE have announced a UK tour for spring 2019, with tickets are on general now.

Speaking about the new album, the band say, “It’s a nocturnal record. A psychological horror movie on wax. Warped hallucinations from mundane observations as you move through it. Is that a school or a skyscraper on fire in the distance? Or maybe it’s just the ski village? You drive nearer, past roadside diners jammed with dancing teenagers, through Uncanny Valley, past the most unhygienic nightclub in the world. The stereo sounds like it’s going to fall apart at any moment. The car judders to a halt and all you can hear is the sound of the sea.”

Now expanded to a live four-piece, the band recently returned to their hometown of Sheffield for a one-off Halloween party Night of The Living Drenge, with guests Fizzy Blood and The Seamonsters. This special show followed their Grand Reopening Tour earlier this year and headline performances at Sŵn Festival in October and Deer Shed and Truck Festival in the summer. DRENGE will now embark on a headline tour in the spring of next year, in celebration of the new album, as follows:

MARCH

Wed 27 GLASGOW Garage

Thu 28 NEWCASTLE Northumbria Institute

Fri 29 MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

APRIL

Mon 01 CAMBRIDGE Junction

Tue 02 LONDON Electric Brixton

Wed 03 PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre

Fri 05 BRISTOL SWX

Sat 06 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute

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