THE DRONES 'Here Come The Lies' 2LP
Bang! Records reissue The Drones' Here Come The Lies, originally released in 2002. At last! The Drones' first album on vinyl available outside of Australia. In order to exceed the sound pollution of Melbourne's - the hometown of the band - big city noise back in the day (2003), The Drones overdrive their amps to a brutal level, strum their strings the hard way and beat the drums in an unheard-of way. This is blues from the gutter. Big city blues, although some call it noise. Sure, there's enough overdriven chords on this album to please any noise fan, but there's more.
The sound sways between a chorus of dissonance and numerous tactical silences, only to emphasize the music even more. You can't have noise if you don't have silence (makes sense doesn't it?) Also, the band writes lyrics that fully correspond to the music, making the package truly whole. Helping the band doing this is the anti-production-a-go-go; thank you for the squeals and the good feedback. Rock and blues, that's what The Drones are all about. Doing it the hard way. 150 gram double vinyl; gatefold sleeve; edition of 500.