Bloodsports

Album: Drenge (2013)
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  • Drenge is an English two-piece Post Grunge duo comprising frontman Eoin Loveless and his younger brother Rory, on drums. The band rose to prominence following the resignation of Labour MP Tom Watson from the Shadow Cabinet in July 2013. Included in his resignation letter was a surreal reference to Drenge, in which he called them "an awesome band."
  • Drenge took their name from the Danish word for "boys," although it is pronounced differently. The Loveless brothers told Far Out Magazine that they chose their name because, "It sounded really ugly and vicious, and a good way to describe these riffs we'd been kicking about."
  • Originally this feral blues explosion finished at the one and a half minute mark. However, according to Eoin Loveless, the pair "were jamming around one day and put on the final instrumental wig-out."
  • The song soundtracked an advert for the TV series Misfits and also featured in the BBC school-set drama Waterloo Road. Regarding the latter, Eoin Loveless told NME: "We were playing a gig in Bath and I got texts from friends and my mum saying, 'You've just been played on Waterloo Road.' I decided to see what the context of the scene was and it was just a teacher setting up a chemistry lesson – it wasn't a school fight or a car crash."

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