Drones and Why 2017 Will Be Theirs…

Drones – Southeast England, United Kingdom.


I’ve been been a fan of Drones for sometime now and a few years ago I was lucky enough to catch them live where the band made quite the impression. However, a great deal has transpired since that night and with all of us supposedly older and wiser in 2017, where a now renewed political and indeed socio-political uncertainty has taken global control, Drones and their chosen catharsis of visceral and outspoken Punk-Rock is more relevant than ever and not just because this year will see a new album.

2011’s Mutiny and 2013’s Free Marked Kid saw a sound sat between several key stylistics of Punk history with the tempo of Hardcore’s initial inception paired with a rage comparable to the ferocity of its contemporary form, along side lyrics that cut as deep and as the precisely and motivated notes.

Hardcore roots aside, the band’s cutting lyricisms also find their way forward on huge and traversing melodies and chorus’s that apply the observant distaste of Drones on a more refined melodic-Punk and Melodic Hardcore level. Said sound is strongly reminiscent of the solid list if influences the band draw from without standing simply as a cheap rendition.

Influences: ‘Strike Anywhere, Rise Against, No Trigger, The Clash, Anti-Flag…’


Drones have also pulled their weight touring and sharing stages with many others of the contemporary UK Punk and Alternative scene, from Wonk Unit, MF features Müg, Screech Bats and False Heads, Pizza Tramp and a whole host other bands in and out of the UK scene.

If you haven’t heard some of those names we/I strongly suggest you do tune your ears to their frequency but back to the task at hand and back to Drones.

As with many Punk and underground bands, things change and so do line-ups but with Drones going into 2017 and a new album on the horizon, anyone with an observation of their social media will see that despite these changes the band are well and truly ready to make 2017 their year.

‘Parasite’ was the last single we heard from Drones. It’s a track that is as abrasive as it is melodic and as lyrically honest as it is aggressive and with that, this forthcoming record may well be set to challenge not only its surroundings but the very history of a band that in layman’s terms, care.

And with that, if there is one good thing to come out of all this instability, it is music that is itself a product of thought and is ready to incite said thought further in propagating a difference.

A difference that will more than likely see bands such as Drones leading from the front.

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Matthew Speer

Matt has 2.1 BA in History and is most likely somewhere in his twenties. He enjoys a wide range of music, but has a strong penchant for Punk-Rock. Originally he hails from the Isle Of Wight off the South Coast of England, UK and spends most of his time around England's South-West.

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