After a bit of a wait, and an EP to keep us busy, Drenge have announced the details of their much anticipated third album.
Titled ‘Strange Creatures’ and produced by longtime collaborator Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, M.I.A.), the full-length is set to arrive on 22nd February via Infectious Records. It follows up on 2013’s self-titled debut and 2015’s ‘Undertow’, as well as this year’s ‘Autonomy EP’ which was released earlier this month.
Including the already revealed ‘This Dance’ and ‘Autonomy’ it’s described by the band as “the most considered record we have ever made”, arriving “after months of chiselling away, ripping themes and ideas apart, and sewing them back together.”
Speaking about the new album, the band explain: “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.”
Drenge will be supporting the release of ‘Strange Creatures’ with a UK tour next March and April. Kicking off in Glasgow, it’ll call off in Newcastle, Manchester, Cambridge, London, Portsmouth, Bristol and Birmingham.
You can check out the dates, and the full tracklisting for ‘Strange Creatures’, below.
‘Strange Creatures’ tracklisting:
1. Bonfire Of The City Boys
2. This Dance
4. Teenage Love
5. Strange Creatures
6. Prom Night
7. No Flesh Road
8. Never See The Signs
10. When I Look Into Your Eyes
27 The Garage, Glasgow
28 Northumbria Institute, Newcastle
29 O2 Ritz, Manchester
1 The Junction, Cambridge
2 Electric Brixton, London
3 Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth
5 SWX, Bristol
6 O2 Institute, Birmingham