Drenge stream new track ‘Never Awake’ – listen

It's the second song lifted from their upcoming album 'Undertow'

Drenge have unveiled a second track to be taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Undertow’.

Following on from the LP’s lead cut ‘We Can Do What We Want’, this new number – titled ‘Never Awake’ – can be heard now below via Youtube.


The band, now a trio following the introduction of new bassist Rob Graham, announced their second album last month. ‘Undertow’ will be released on April 6.

Drenge will also be touring the UK in April, following their sold out NME Awards gig on February 12 at London’s Tufnell Park Dome. The band will play nine dates, starting at Nottingham Rescue Rooms and finishing up at London’s Electric Ballroom on April 21.

The band recently explained the role both Fleetwood Mac and Kanye West played in making of ‘Undertow’, with drummer Rory Loveless telling NME: “We spoke to Kanye West [on the set of Later in 2014]. He was talking about wanting to put more aggression into his music, but I think we’ve kind of backed off from that a little bit,” he said.

Going on to describe the ways in which he and brother Eoin have changed, Loveless continues: “We’ve grown up so there’s more freedom [in the music] and not so much brattiness. It’s not so abrasive. We’ve chilled out. There’s one song that screams Fleetwood Mac.”

Drenge will play:

Nottingham Rescue Rooms (April 10)
Birmingham The Library (11)
Gateshead The Sage (13)
Glasgow Classic Grand (14)
Liverpool Kazimier (15)
Sheffield Leadmill (17)
Norwich Waterfront (18)
Bristol The Trinity Centre (20)
London Electric Ballroom (21)


The ‘Undertow’ tracklisting is:

‘Running Wild’
‘Never Awake’
‘We Can Do What We Want’
‘Favourite Son’
‘The Snake’
‘Side By Side’
‘The Woods’
‘Standing In The Cold’
‘Have You Forgotten My Name?’

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