Craufurd’s sibling sound-off

Drenge: From Hyde Park to the intimate confines of The Craufurd Arms...don't miss this treat of a gig
Drenge: From Hyde Park to the intimate confines of The Craufurd Arms...don't miss this treat of a gig

Sibling duo Rory and Eoin Loveless will bring raw enthusiasm and a brutal blast of garage sound to The Craufurd Arms on Saturday.

Together, they are Drenge – described by Q Magazine as ‘A grungy, garage rock racket’.

Brothers Rory (drums) and Eoin (guitar, vocals) Loveless deliver an angsty brand of rock but, not ones to be pigeonholed, play around with different genres (tracks feature rock, blues, grunge and punk sounds).

They hail from a quaint, picturesque village outside Sheffield called Castleton (perhaps not the expected stomping ground for a band with quite a vicious, squalling sound).

Still, the angst expressed by Drenge through the frenzied howls of their garage rock music could have been born out of teenage boredom and frustration – channelled to create brutish, to-the-point songs which are rock ‘n’ roll at its most raw.

They’ve played a set at Glastonbury, supported the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park, received a lot of positive attention from the music press and are still buzzing from playing Reading and Leeds last month.

Having well and truly escaped the quiet life of the Peak District, Drenge is now embarking on a debut UK tour, bringing gnarly Brit rock to the masses.

Theirs is music you can really seethe to, harnessing a very teenage kind of anguish.

While the rough, grunge-inspired music might not be something you’d necessarily want to introduce your gran to, the siblings do count a Labour MP as one of their fans (again, perhaps not the audience you’d expect their type of music to strike a chord with).

MP for West Bromwich East Tom Watson notoriously endorsed the band in his resignation letter to Ed Miliband in July, professing his love for a two-piece blues-rock band from Derbyshire.

The twosome – who debuted on later with Jools earlier this week – have a love for avant-garde Danish cinema (the band’s moniker means ‘Boys’, taken from the title of a 1977 Danish film).

The self-titled debut album was released in August through Infectious – a whole album of head-banging music, perfectly capturing youthful insouciance.

Drenge go live at The Craufurd from 7.30pm on Saturday.

Tickets are £6 a tad more on the door.