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

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

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

Read More On This Artist

More News
Boris Johnson says it's worrying to see London's music venues closing – watch
Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Shaquille O'Neal to 'roast' Justin Bieber in TV special
Nicki Minaj considered axing tour following murder of crew member
Paul McCartney confirms 2015 UK tour, including London's The O2 – O2 Priority Tickets
Zane Lowe closes final Radio 1 show with Queens Of The Stone Age track
Footage emerges of Florence + The Machine playing new songs live – watch
Super Furry Animals add second Manchester show to May tour
Kurt Cobain's childhood home up for sale
Tobias Jesso Jr shares new song 'Without You' with Danielle Haim – listen
#thankszane trends as Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro and more pay tribute to Zane Lowe
Metallica's Lars Ulrich says band's new album is 'pretty close' to being written
50 Cent claims Suge Knight 'wanted to kill Dr Dre' in the 1990s
Antemasque throw boiling water at fans during festival performance
Björk to play first European gig since release of new album at Manchester International Festival
Left-wing writer Owen Jones to support Paloma Faith in London and Brighton
Palma Violets play raucous London show to close NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas
Secondary ticket websites promise to become more transparent
The Strokes deny rumours that they will perform at Glastonbury this year
Method Man on Wu-Tang Clan's 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin': 'Fuck that...
Pharrell Williams: 'I was inspired by Miley Cyrus, not Marvin Gaye, when I wrote...
Major Lazer premiere new track 'Lean On', featuring DJ Snake and MØ - listen
Brandon Flowers, Norah Jones and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino to play at Brian Wilson...

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM