The Drones


#1

is it possible that we don’t have a Drones thread?!

anyway, i just found this live show on their youtube page which is amazing. pretty much the same set I saw em do last, really great.

Gaz evidently has a new band called Tropical Fuck Storm which sounds amazing! Wish I could afford to import the 7"s


Such an underrated band.


#2

After discovering them on these forums, I sent my friends the Taman Shud video. They responded by asking if it was a joke and stating that it was one of the worst songs they’ve ever heard. My friends are the worst and I’m so thankful for this forum.

For some reason I haven’t explored their other albums yet. Which would you move on to next?


#3

i like their early stuff but for me they got really good on Gala Mill. everything from there on is amazing. I See Seaweed was a late era highlight.


#4

Only found out about Tropic Fuck Storm a couple of months ago. This is fucking great

The last Drones album was a career highlight


#5

2/3rds of it is great but does sort of peter out a bit. still, amazing band who got more interesting with each release imo.


#6

brilliant, brilliant band. savage.


#7

a band so good that their association with barry hogan and co. hasn’t dented them for me at all


#8

This is the same band called The Drones that I saw once back in 2003?!

Friday 28 March according to my gig diaries. Support was an American band called The Prosaics and a Yorkshire group called The Born Losers.


#9

You are spot on the last third, doesn’t quite keep up with the first 2/3. But WHAT a run of about 6 songs!


#10

I’d not heard TFS yet. I’d been putting it off 'cos I thought he was just doing a garage throwback thing. How wrong I was.


#11

Amazing band. it was ATP that introduced me to them with that Jezebel track.


I’ve kinda not kept up with the recent stuff. Don’t think I heard the last LP yet. I See Seaweed was one of my faves from the year it was released iirc.

#12

It’s basically The Drones eh


#13

Which is no bad thing imo


#14

Absolutely love the Drones. Feel the brutality of some of their records is a really good representation of rural Australia. Lyrically some excellent stuff too. I don’t think they have an album I don’t live at least a couple of tracks on.

One of my favourites not mentioned so far;

And here is them covering Kev Carmody, one of Queensland’s most famous indigenous musicians.

Also really enjoyed the solo album that Gareth Liddiard put out a few years ago. Managed to catch one of the shows he did long after it came out and thought he was brilliant.


#15

Best band -there’s nothing quite like em when they really rip in live

Probably my favourite of the quieter songs


#16

First saw em as the first band at ATP 2006 and was blown away. I missed them at the merchant stand but they gave out their chalet number so I went round later and bought “Wait Long by the River…”

It’s a great album but never bothered with anything else


#17

Should check out Gala Mill, at the very least


#18

The only other story I have about that album is I had an iRiver H340 as my portable music player and discovered that albums with titles that long caused the OS to play the album tracks in reverse order :grimacing:


#19

And another great offering from TFS, with another batshit video!


#20

The Tropical Fuck Storm album is due May 4th. A Laughing Death in Meatspace. I am excited.