The Drones


#21

Killer live recording of ‘You Let My Tires Down’!! :fire::fire::fire::fire:


#22

bit disappointed by how conventional this is :smiley: basically a drones song. hoping for an album of pure weirdo jams :alien:


#23

Australia tour announced for the start of May too


#24

Yep easily could be a Drones tune - and I’m more than ok with that


#25

Yeah only got into them a few weeks ago after someone posted Taman Shud in the Australia Day thread, I thought it was very clever and that whole record I got into a lot. The earlier stuff I didn’t actually enjoy as much but still is better than a lot of bands. I played it to my bandmates as a reference to something we could rip off for a song we’re working on and they all loved it, so if I do a jag in a few months time with a song that sounds like a third rate Drones you can blame wherever posted that song in the thread :wink:

I like what I’ve heard of Tropical Fuck Storm so far, believe I saw that live version of Let My Tires Down posted above and was blown away by the energy of it.

I hope with the album release they can get over here and do some gigs, obviously unless you’re Tame Impala etc it’s barely worth coming over financially though, we’ll see :crossed_fingers:


#26

ah this is feckin ferocious. love it.


#27

Never heard of these guys before but this is excellent.


#28

This performance is the highlight of the year so far for me. It inspired me to start this thread:


#29

#30

I’m pretty sure I recognise the bassist from The Drones in there too. Are they the only two Drones members in TFS?


#31

Note that even in Australia:

+ POSTAGE WITHIN AUSTRALIA: $75

I mean WTAF? Aussie postage rates for a lot of online stuff are just insane and I don’t understand it. Even looking at stuff that’s lightweight and posted (apparently) from Melbourne you can have posting costing 5 or 6 times what it’s worth

EDIT I think that’s the cost including postage so in fact you’re paying $25 extra total for it to be shipped to the UK. That’s probably reasonable judging what I was paying to send presents back and stuff.


#32

yep Gaz and Fi from the Drones

Erica, the other guitarist/singer, is in Harmony, MOD CON and Palm Springs
and Lauren, the drummer, is from High Tension


#33

should definitely check out the album that just came out from MOD CON


#34

yep limited edition singles and all that as well

not very clear putting ‘+ POSTAGE’ on it, when it is actually included!


#35

I only know them from Shark Fin Blues when I heard it on Rectify (one of the best, least appreciated shows from the last 5 years, so beautiful) and it still blows me away every time I hear it. Will definitely have to check more of their stuff out based on this thread!


#36

Fucking love(d) Rectify. And it was how I found out about The Drones too. Such a good song that it overcomes first hearing it soundtracking a vigorous masturbation scene.


#37

Love Shark Fin Blues!

But today my favourite Drones song is Jezebel!


#38

I think Jezebel is always my favourite Drones song


#39

Was trying to convince people to watch it, not put them off! :wink:


#40

Can confirm that is $75 including postage within Australia. Decided to buy the singles when I pre-ordered the album. I’ve enjoyed all of them and The Drones are amongst my favourite bands so why not eh? Support the musicians you like and that.