DE Dortmund – Garage Rock / Punk / Rock / Lo-Fi / Surf


Drens - I Can Barely See (Official Video)
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Recycled Earth Music
Ab67616d0000b27382dac9b49177e89ffa1a8333 Live at Eurosonic 2021 Single 2021
Ab67616d0000b273455d5874a2b89cbb1ebb928a 12FU Single 2021
Ab67616d0000b27330b0c5e3944407bf52badd8b EGO Single 2021
Ab67616d0000b273e3a9c6b036f8a6d64bdf32dc A Very Sunny Day Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b273f4d0d97fc22568d62d10b4cb Saditsfiction Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b2733ceababb1e1006651ac93f96 All My Friends Got Time Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b2732e159918d901d4c36a767439 I Can Barely See Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b27399271dc996cf5fc0e274770d Pet Peeves EP Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b2737aa0ffbd7416259b59c81979 Wasting Time Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b273e87b28ee95bfd1567b818b75 M vs. D Single 2020
Drens under exclusive license to Recycled Earth Music UG
Ab67616d0000b273d505057db51251220acb64ab Record Store Single 2022
Ab67616d0000b273c573a25c9da59c5a53fbfec3 Stealing All the Air Single 2022
Ab67616d0000b273bd02c6eb836fe2e07ae23c70 Holy Demon Single 2021
Ab67616d0000b273325fe625940834fb01207450 Sunny Side Up Single 2019
Glitterhouse Records
Ab67616d0000b273ff17c04ef731692284a7def2 RECORD STORE Single 2022
Ab67616d0000b273f2b9526405e94cd77faa4215 STEALING ALL THE AIR Single 2022
Ab67616d0000b27338dace416ea0d3b20a43aac4 HOLY DEMON Single 2021
Julian Janisch
Team Good
Denis Kleinert
Motor Songs
Christian Goebel
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Drens is a wild surf punk four-piece from Dortmund, Europe’s capital of mustache style!

*Eurosonic 2021 * Reeperbahnfestival 2020

While they originally met in late 2017 right after studying sound at university, through a shared love of lo-fi harmonies and halloumi sandwiches, they now released their highly anticipated debut EP ‚Pet Peeves‘ right in the middle of isolated times and a snatch of spring sunshine.

The following scenario: A city in Technicolor, aquamarine blue sky, green grass with flamingos stalking it. The sound of waves, laughter from afar, beach scenes. But the longer you stare into this scenario, the more glaringly the sun shines, the more shrill the laughter clangs. It could all be so beautiful, but a small, evil cloud obscures the view, a stone is stuck in the shoe.

Careful, spoiler alert - this is how Drens succeed in a rare balancing act with their songs: The eye for the shitty things is awake and sharpened and still doesn't get blind for all the beautiful and good things. And so the songs are not only questions but also answers to the previous problems, they are shoulder slaps, an encouraging nod and two beers at the bar. The surf sound, which already crystallized on the DIY-compilation "Sunny Side Up", is further elaborated, and the producer should also have a certain share in this: Steffen Israel, a guitarist for Kraftklub, celebrates his producer debut here and transports the fuzzy retro sound of the band into the year 2020.

In the end, Drens stride hopefully into the glaring sun. This warmth and attention to detail give the lyrics a bitter-sweet lightness, Joy Divison in a Hawaiian shirt, surfing off a burning shore. The shimmering live energy is cast into shape here, transforming barren suburbs into Southern California teenage utopias. Isn't this the best step for this new decade?