Drenge’s ‘This Dance’ has finally arrived on streaming platforms

No more rewinding a radio show to get our banger fix!
It’s taken a little bit more than a week, but we can finally all stop playing and rewinding a Steve Lamacq 6music show on iPlayer – Drenge’s comeback banger ‘This Dance’ has arrived on streaming services.

An aggressive dancefloor smash, it recalls British indie’s greatest heroes of the past decade, channeling everything from early Bloc Party to Blood Red Shoes’ vampish bite.

“Could Drenge write a dance number?” asks the band’s Eoin Loveless. “We sat in a tiny bedroom with a fizzing guitar line, programming some beats into a computer. It was different to how we usually worked. We went to a wedding, and like all weddings, we ended up on the dance floor, belting out 80s chart hits like we were on the barrier at a Slayer concert. Our arms and legs collided with each others, with our friends and with complete strangers. Dance like nobody’s watching and then hope they don’t call the police. I watched The Thing and thought about what would happen if Kurt Russell’s MacReady spent the movie fighting off the extraterrestrial organisms with tunes instead of guns. I thought about all the nightclubs I’d never be allowed to go in or would be too scared to enter. I let it manifest into the lyrics of the song, like the monsters in The Thing.”

It comes off the back of a short ‘Grand Reopening’ run (read our review of the London show here), and ahead of a festival season which includes this weekend’s Handmade Festival.

Check out ‘This Dance’ below.

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