“Could Drenge write a dance number?” Eoin Loveless poses in a statement about the band’s comeback single, ‘This Dance’.
The band’s first new material since 2015’s brilliant second album ‘Undertow’, ‘This Dance’ needs to do a lot to reintroduce the band after such a stretch away. Of course, we needn’t have been worried: they re-establish themselves as one of Britain’s best snotty rock bands inside two-and-a-half huge minutes.
Eoin’s fizzy guitar line introduces the track with a crash, bang and wallop before his fuzzed out vocals carry the track’s verse with a brilliant, unstoppable momentum, like he’s trying to keep up with his own thoughts and excitement.
“No-one wants to be here more than I do,” he spits, and it’s bloody true: ‘This Dance’ sees Drenge at their most vital and confident. A dance number? Almost. A huge, brilliant reminder of what a great band we have here? Absolutely.