Dork Radio
Now playing:
In the mag...
Featuring Maggie Rogers, Sundara Karma, Kurt Vile and more.
Order a copy
November 2018
Banger

Drenge - Autonomy

It's all a bit odd, but it's very good fun too.
Now playing on Dork Radio. Tune in now! Keep up with the latest tracks with our Brand New Bangers playlist on Spotify here.
Drenge - Autonomy
Published: 10:45 am, October 08, 2018Words: Jake Hawkes.

‘Autonomy' is the title track from Drenge's new EP, which has been promoted in the usual way: by putting a robot in a dustbin on the cover, and tweeting as said robot. You know... like most bands do when they release an EP?

The ‘Tomorrow's World' esque sci-fi themes continue on the track itself, with an opening synth note that sounds like the noise R2D2 would make if he were drunk. The trademark garage rock sound soon kicks in, but the lyrics continue to make references to classic sci-fi novels and the potential viewpoint of an intelligent machine. It's all a bit odd, but it's very good fun too.

Drenge have been around for a while, and they've rightly judged that doing the same thing, again and again, could get old pretty quickly. Having such a curveball of a theme means they sidestep any possibility of a bored audience while sticking to the sound they're known for (and do very well) means they don't alienate fans, either.

It's a smart move for sure, and something to keep long-term fans interested. It's also likely to attract a few new fans. Why? Because it's really, really good.

Give all this a try

Check out Sam Fender's new single, 'That Sound'
Listen

Check out Sam Fender's new single, 'That Sound'

It's taken from debut EP 'Dead Boys', set for release next month.
Fontaines D.C.: "At the end of the day, we're a rock and roll band"
Feature

Fontaines D.C.: "At the end of the day, we're a rock and roll band"

They're off on tour with Shame and ripping up the alternative airwaves - meet Ireland's latest, greatest export.
Getting to Know... Pizzagirl
Feature

Getting to Know... Pizzagirl

Check out new tune 'body part', too.
Parcels: Signed, sealed, delivered
Feature

Parcels: Signed, sealed, delivered

Berlin-based Australian five-piece Parcels will have you heading straight for the dancefloor.
Like this? Subscribe to Dork and get every issue delivered direct to your door anywhere on the planet.
CONTACT PRIVACY ADVERTISE

© 2018 The Bunker Publishing