Watch & Listen
Holy Demon, 2022
Gloom and good humour, rainy weather and a day at the beach, politics and just-for-fun have never gone together so well as with Drens. This is because four like-minded people (Fabian Livrée, Joël Brüning, Arno Augustin and Patrick Uits-Blickling) and, above all, equals – the band has no frontman and the members alternate in different line-ups as lead singer, guitarist and drummer! – do their thing together. This is surf punk in spirit, because the most important credo is that the “attitude and approach to life of adventurous escapism, outsiderness and otherness” must be lived, and in the sound too, but in this one the fuzz guitars and driving drums are enriched with force, criticism, a lot of alternative rock, garage sound, grunge and experimental spirit. The band’s origin story is marked by the Corona years, cancelled concerts and postponed releases, with the result that the band had already released 15 singles, first played countless concerts and then postponed countless concerts again, was already featured in a Netflix soundtack (How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)) and had already made a name for itself in music scene even before the debut album was released. This, meaningfully titled Holy Demon and produced by Sebastian Adams, who also works with Bilderbuch and the Beatsteaks, was released in 2022 on Glitterhouse Records.