After spending most of their time listening to music and being inspired by bands like Nirvana and The White Stripes and without a stream of entertainment running through their home town they chose music to focus and on and direct their creativity and Thank god they did otherwise we wouldn't have such catchy, thrashy and raw songs as Face Like A Skull, Backwaters and Bloodsports.
We caught up with Eoin from the band to see how they feel about the sudden wave of popularity, their tour and what's coming next for them.
Drenge - Face Like A Skull
The video Backwaters gives us an idea of the fun these two might have got up to at a younger age. We love the video and you may recognise the girl (Chelsea) from our High Summer Video!
Drenge - Backwaters
HOW ARE YOU? WHAT YOU BEEN UP TO?
We're fighting fit o day three of our UK tour. I've just eaten too many jalepenos and now my nose is running.
THE ALBUM IS GREAT AND YOU'RE EVERYWHERE AT THE MINUTE.. HOW DO YOU FIND ALL OF THIS EXPOSURE?
It's fine. I never really encounter it that much, occasionally I see an ad on youtube or something but it's outside of my world.
HOW WAS YOUR SUMMER AND WHAT WAS YOU FAVOURITE FESTIVAL YOU PLAYED?
The summer was really great. We felt blessed by the spate of good weather. Glatonbury was amazing. Reading was mind blowing. We really enjoyed Knee Deep and Best Kept Secret too.
WHAT WAS YOUR HIGHLIGHT AND WHO WAS YOUR FAVE BAND?
Nick Cave blew me away at Glastonbury. He should have headlined that night. I was laughing and crying and shaking all at the same time.
WHAT IS IT LIKE WORKING WITH FAMILY ALL THE TIME?
It's great. Both Rory and I find it the easiest way to make the music we want to make. We try and work with people as an extension of our family. Our managers are both brothers and we work with a very small close knit group of people at the label. It's important to us to have that undoubted sense of trust with people we work with.
HOW DID YOU FEEL ON JOOLS HOLLAND/ BEING ON TV COMPARED TO GIGS YOU'RE USED TO PLAYING? AND WHAT'S KANYE LIKE?
It's been really great exposure. Everyone in the village where we live has been telling our parents how much they enjoyed it. But for us it's all about the gigs. Everything in TV is very controlled and restrictive, whereas you have a freedom to do what you want to do at shows. Kanye is one of the nicest people I have met all year.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE NIGHT OUT IN SHEFFIELD?
A quiet one. The city is over run with great pubs, so any excuse to hang around in Kelham Island, or in The Tap, Brown Bear or wherever is good enough for me.
ARE YOU PLANNING ON STAYING UP HERE OR IS THE BIG SMOKE CALLING?
I can't stand London. it's like living in a permanent stressful enviroment. I couldn't do it, Sheffield is nice. It's small and humble and I know my way around. London just terrifies me. It's not good for my nervous system.
WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO TOUR WITH?
I'd love to do a show with Pulled Apart By Horses. We started our band after I saw them at Tramlines in 2010. That was a long time ago.
DESCRIBE DRENGE IN 3 WORDS.