DRONES

reveal ‘Rorschach’ single and video from forthcoming album ‘Exiled’:

 

London-based Drones have revealed another glimpse of their new direction in the rock-fuelled fury of ‘Rorschach’, which is released today along with a new music video. ‘Rorschach’ “was written as a slap in the face to those of us who ‘suffer’ from so-called 'first world problems',” explains vocalist Lois McDougall.“We have freedoms that others spend their lives fighting for, and it's all too easy to forget that we live in a relatively protected and safe environment. The song is a simplistic attempt to adjust perspectives and the way people in our society perceive their every-day issues. We are the lucky ones, and to close our eyes to the suffering of refugees fleeing war or oppression is nothing less than selfish and savage. You have no more right to the freedoms which you have been handed than anyone else does.”

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DRONES

Announce London headline show 28th Nov at Tamesis Dock In celebration of ‘Exiled’ album announcement – due early 2018

 

London-based Drones are set to play a special, free entry headline show at the unique Tamesis Dock in London on 28th Nov to celebrate the announcement of their new album ‘Exiled’. The record will be released via Lockjaw Records early next year. Produced by Drones guitarist Tim Kramer at Signal House Studios, ‘Exiled’ is the first full length from Drones to feature the current line-up.
 
As vocalist Lois McDougall explains, "Exiled is a collection of songs that we began writing after being struck by the misery of the European refugee crisis. Some of the songs are written from the perspectives of fictional characters of those impacted by the crisis, and others of those who prefer to distance themselves from it. Millions of people are suffering every day and it's a subject that should be kept at the forefront of all of our minds. Music is a great platform for personal connection. We've taken a subject that can so easily be viewed as a distant-seeming 'world-issue', and tried to make it more personal. In doing so, we hope that people may feel more compassion for the victims, and that those suffering may find an ounce of comfort in these songs. Exiled is dedicated to those fleeing any war-torn country."
 
‘Territories’ was a first glimpse at the visceral content within the album and can be heard alongside its hard-hitting music video here. Stay tuned for more music launching around the just-announced London show. Drones are also set to play Manchester Punk Festival in April next year alongside Propagandhi and more plus there will be further live dates announced.  
 
Drones’ previously purely-punk-inspired oeuvre has given way to something that’s further reaching in terms of genre, drawing upon a wider “rock” influence. From playing underground squats to appearing on festival stages, Drones have seen a lot of live action during their career to date and this is not set to let up. The band have already supported the likes of Marmozets, Neck Deep, Gallows, Funeral For A Friend, Heck and H2O, and played Download Festival this year, as well as packing out their own headline shows.

DRONES ARE:
Lois McDougall - vocals
Rob King - guitar
Tim Kramer - guitar / backing vocals
James Kerr - bass / backing vocals
Mitchell Thomas - drums

DRONES

Release music video & new single ‘Territories’:

 

Socio-political punk five-piece Drones have revealed a new single and video, ‘Territories’, which is a track particularly pertinent to these volatile and uncertain times. The visual accompaniment also illustrates the feelings behind the track. Vocalist Lois McDougall explains “’Territories’ is about how bizarre I find the concept of relying on one person (and therefore parts of their personality) to represent and rule a country. Humans are fallible. When we’re growing up we're taught to work in teams, then we're 'released' into a world where we're governed by authorities and slotted into a hierarchal structure. The pressure put on prime ministers and presidents to 'fix things' is in itself detrimental. They become biased, exhausted, irrational... No one person should have that amount of power, despite the nature of their intentions - It's not good for anyone. The song also touches on the power that this person has over border control. They can either conform with the 'them vs us' idea, or help to break it... Or, we can fight to change the system ourselves.”
 
There’s a relatively new incarnation of Drones now in full effect which has seen the introduction of vocalist Lois McDougall and guitarist Tim Kramer, who have added new depth and ferocity to the band’s sound. This new line-up are currently working on their first full-length release together which is expected to be released at some point in 2017. The record will be the second under the Drones moniker but will certainly be marking out a new era for the band. Kramer is also on production duties for the new material.  

From playing underground squats to appearing on festival stages, Drones have seen a lot of live action during their career to date and this is not set to let up. The band have already supported the likes of Marmozets, Gallows, Funeral For A Friend, Heck and H2O, as well as packing out their own headline shows. The Drones show can next be seen at Download Festival on 10th June.

LIVE DATES: 
June 10 - Download Festival
July 15 - Manchester - Metro Bar w/ Roughneck Riot
August 3rd - Guildford - Boileroom w/ Holding Absence
Sept 8-10 - Guildford - Always The Sun Festival
 
DRONES ARE:
Lois McDougall - vocals
Rob King - guitar
Tim Kramer - guitar / backing vocals
James Kerr - bass / backing vocals
Mitchell Thomas - drums

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