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Drenge's new banger is inspired by '80s hits and Kurt Russell's character in The Thing

04 May 2018, 17:13 | Written by Laurence Day

Castleton rockers Drenge are back with "This Dance", their first new single in three years - and it bangs like nothing they've ever done.

The Brothers Loveless have kept rather quiet in the years since LP2 Undertow, but return in style with their take on dance music.

"Could Drenge write a dance number?" asks Drenge'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 other's, 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.”

"This Dance" is produced by frequent collaborator Ross Orton (The Fall, M.I.A.) and was recorded at Sheffield's McCall Sound.

Drenge play a number of festival shows over the coming months - find out more.

"This Dance" is out now via Infectious.
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