"Vocalist Gareth Liddiard is a songwriter of extraordinary power"... Time Out - 5/6
"What 'Havilah' does is jump up and down on the rotting carcasses of The Vines and Jet stabbing them again and again with a flag that says ‘Miles. Better. Than. You. Ever. Were."... NME
"Speaker-bleeding blues"... MOJO 4/5
"An awesome proposition. Dirty and primal, tight and threatening...you need this band in your life."... Stool Pigeon 4/5
The Drones return to the UK in Autumn 2009 for a ten-date tour of the UK and Ireland. Like their recent sold out show at London’s Luminaire and the subsequent string of European appearances, The Drones will be showcasing their recent album Havilah, out now on ATP Records.
Havilah is brimful of the intensity, innovation and integrity that have made The Drones one of Australian rock's most critically acclaimed acts. Replete with contrast, Havilah juxtaposes bombast with beauty, roaring aggression and violent guitars with sublime melancholy lyricism. Lead singer Gareth Liddiard's incendiary voice lights up the angular poetry of their songs, as he ruminates on the nature of (in no particular order), the moon (“Penumbra”), divorce (“The Drifting Housewife”), and the acquisition of godlike power and the cargo cultism of John Frum (“I Am the Supercargo”).
|Mon 2nd Nov||-||Prince Albert, Brighton|
|Tue 3rd Nov||-||Cargo, London|
|Wed 4th Nov||-||The Cooler, Bristol|
|Fri 6th Nov||-||Cyprus Avenue, Cork|
|Sat 7th Nov||-||Roisin Dubh, Galway|
|Sun 8th Nov||-||Whelans, Dublin|
|Wed 11th Nov||-||Hare & Hounds, Birmingham|
|Thu 12th Nov||-||Night & Day, Manchester|
|Fri 13th Nov||-||Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow|
|Sat 14th Nov||-||Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh|
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