Boy George says newcomers The Drums are 'like The Smiths' – video

'They look like four rentboys!' he tells NME.COM

Boy George has been sentenced to serve 15 months in jail. The former Culture Club singer, tried under his real name George O'Dowd, will start serving his sentence straightaway. O'Dowd was found guilty of false imprisonment in December. Pic: PA Photos
Boy George has praised New York newcomers The Drums, telling NME.COM they remind him of The Smiths and The Cure.

Watch a video interview with Boy George by scrolling down now.

Speaking after the band's debut UK gig (and first gig outside of New York) at The Flowerpot in Camden on Friday night (September 18), Boy George said he had come down deliberately to catch their set.

"I thought they were really joyous," he told NME.COM after the performance. "It's reminiscent of a lot of things – The Smiths, The Cure, A Flock Of Seagulls even, there was one track that sounded a bit like that.

"And I think they look really English, that's the funny thing. They look like they're from London. They actually look like four rentboys, but I probably shouldn't be saying that!"

Boy George went on to praise the band's singer Jonathan Pierce, hailing him as a "fantastic performer".

Head over to the NME Radar blog to watch footage from The Drums' gig at The Flowerpot as well as an interview with the band.

Boy George talking about The Drums:

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