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London-based Drones have revealed another glimpse of their new direction in the rock-fuelled fury of ‘Roschach’, which is released today along with a new music video. ‘Rorschach’ “was written as a slap in the face to those of us who ‘suffer’ from so-called ‘first world problems’,” explains vocalist Lois McDougall. “We have freedoms that others spend their lives fighting for, and it’s all too easy to forget that we live in a relatively protected and safe environment. The song is a simplistic attempt to adjust perspectives and the way people in our society perceive their every-day issues. We are the lucky ones, and to close our eyes to the suffering of refugees fleeing war or oppression is nothing less than selfish and savage. You have no more right to the freedoms which you have been handed than anyone else does.”

Drones will play a cluster of live dates in November and December, including a special, free entry headline show at the unique Tamesis Dock in London on 28th Nov to celebrate the announcement of their new album ‘Exiled’. The record will be released via Lockjaw Records on 9th March, 2018. Produced by Drones guitarist Tim Kramer at Signal House Studios, ‘Exiled’ is the first full length from Drones to feature the current line-up.

McDougall elaborates on the pertinent thoughts behind the record, “Exiled is a collection of songs that we began writing after being struck by the misery of the European refugee crisis. Some of the songs are written from the perspectives of fictional characters of those impacted by the crisis, and others of those who prefer to distance themselves from it. Millions of people are suffering every day and it’s a subject that should be kept at the forefront of all of our minds. Music is a great platform for personal connection. We’ve taken a subject that can so easily be viewed as a distant-seeming ‘world-issue’, and tried to make it more personal. In doing so, we hope that people may feel more compassion for the victims, and that those suffering may find an ounce of comfort in these songs. Exiled is dedicated to those fleeing any war-torn country.”

TRACKLISTING:

  1. For Those Who Care
  2. Inferno
  3. Rorschach
  4. Territories
  5. Anchors
  6. The Only Thing Between Us Is You
  7. Black Blood
  8. Covert Anarchy
  9. Megalomaniac
  10. Sick Bay
  11. Born & Erased

 

LIVE DATES:

  • Nov 28 London Tamesis Dock
  • Dec 01 Corby Ex Servicemen’s Club
  • Dec 05 Brighton The Pipeline
  • Dec 06 Canterbury UCA
  • Dec 07 Portsmouth Edge of the Wedge
  • Apr 19-21 Manchester Punk Festival