DROOGS – ‘Make You Laugh’

They’ll definitely make you laugh.

‘Make You Laugh’ is the debut single from Bristolian punks DROOGS. Consider the song title, their name a reference to A Clockwork Orange and being inspired by IDLES, you get what it says on the tin – a ballsy punk banger with a comedic slant. But DROOGS aren’t a comedy band. Think of the funny Chuckle Brothers side of Slaves or the funny lines in Crapsons, or even Sleaford Mods.

This is slacker punk at its finest. FIDLAR, but a very British delinquent take on it. The vocals are sarcastic, John Lydon style, and the lyrics are just plain funny: “I can’t cook/I can’t clean/But I can eat a microwave meal/And I can clean my bong”. This is snarled over a simple bass and drum beat. The chorus goes into big dirty powerchords under “I can make you laugh” whilst the backing vocals are similar to Slaves’ Laurie Vincent’s. A screeching yet simple guitar solo just adds more to simple yet effective slacker approach.

If you like guitar music with power and energy, but want something a little light-hearted with humorous lyrics, then keep an ear out for DROOGS.

Words of Matthew Brocklehurst

’Make You Laugh’ and its accompanying music video will be released on all digital platforms and on CD 21/09/19. DROOGS will be hosting a release party for the single at The Crofters Rights in Bristol on the day of release. Tickets available, here.