To over-think is to destroy creativity. It is also the anti-matter of opinion, reaction and criticism. And yet wrapping one’s self up in thoughts is as alluring a prospect as any. D/R/U/G/S recognise this complicated quandary.
D/R/U/G/S were the band that, more than any other in 2010, shot out bolts of pure excitement every time they took to the stage. This elation stemmed from the fact that D/R/U/G/S are careful – achingly careful – not to over-complicate their music.
Each time I saw them play – be it to an increasingly thrilled crowd at In The City, or an agonisingly inert, too-cool-to-dance crowd at Salford’s Islington Mill – their relentless push to create music that demands attention was always a joy.
The band is still a work-in-progress, but that is part of their charm. And so far, every hulking, thudding song that they tinker with on-stage has been a smash. Listen to the interview [below] with Cal from D/R/U/G/S, and the determination and focus that dictates the band’s precise steps is palpable.
Loud, bludgeoning and deft, D/R/U/G/S are one of the truly exciting bands of 2010. They’re destined for great things on a dancefloor near you in 2011. You can listen to the exclusive interview with Cal from D/R/U/G/S here, or read the interview here.