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Hailing from the English village of Castleton, brothers Rory and Eoin Loveless formed Drenge (taken from the Danish word for "boys") whilst in their mid-teens. With Eoin on lead guitar and vocals and Rory on drums, their raw grunge-inspired blues pop sound was cultivated from the countryside landscape and their desire to escape from it. Drawing upon similar themes of boredom and rage, the brothers released a clutch of singles on Infectious Records throughout 2013 to critical acclaim. The brothers soon found themselves surprisingly in the headlines when British Labour MP Tom Watson name checked them in his resignation letter from the Shadow Cabinet in July 2013. The pair embarked on an extensive tour schedule that year too, with appearances at Glastonbury Festival and Latitude being well-received. Their self-titled debut album was released in August 2013. Following their first headlining tour, Drenge recorded their second LP Undertow which they announced after making their American television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman in January 2015. Undertow arriveded three months later in April of that year.
2011 in Castleton, Derbyshire