Drool release third single ‘SHE NEVER CUT MY HAIR’
London four-piece Drool are back with their third single ‘She Never Cut My Hair’ (SNCMH). DROOL burst onto the scene with debut single Fun in January 2019, a track which picked up serious traction on blogs, getting them over 70k monthly listeners on Spotify instantly. Much of that was owed to the music video that gained traction on Reddit, WATCH HERE
She Never Cut My Hair
Is a visceral and infectious song, promoting rock guitar riffs with unashamedly catchy pop melodies. Drool frontman Joey says: “It’s a fun, confident rock and roll track. My favourite records are ones you want to stick on in the car with mates and sing along to.” It’s a short energy fueled song with an explosive chorus, but it also manages to take you to unexpected places within its two minutes twenty-one seconds.
Inspired by the intimate vocal delivery of Billie Eilish and soaring guitar hooks of The Strokes, they took the track to ex-Tribes guitarist and producer Dan White at his studio in London Fields. “We have had the song in our repertoire for a long time, but in the studio, with Dan, the song found new life”, says Martin.
The music video was filmed at the end of summer 2019 and was directed by Joey. The idea was to reference old horror films and make it look very cinematic. “In the end, we decided to go with a pretty playful edit and colour the video in a similar way of the video for ‘Fun’, our first single,” says Joey. Watch here
DROOL BIOGRAPHY (long version)
In 2015 Joey signed a publishing deal with Crowds & Power to start writing songs for other acts. After developing a fountain of songs, his uncle, keyboardist of UK band The Charlatans convinced him to start his own project.
Through a mutual friend, he met with Martin Söderin, whom a few years earlier moved to London, from Stockholm, to join Vant. After touring with them intensely in 2015 Martin had been searching for a new project to join that he could have more input.
Consequently, Joey and Martin met up, they quickly bonded over a similar taste in music, both praising Pixies as one of their all-time favourite bands and inspirations. Even more unexpected was their similar interest in bands like Black Sabbath & ‘60s band Love. ‘I met with Joey thinking he was looking for a drummer for an existing band. After agreeing that I was to join I asked: so who else is in the band? At the moment it’s just you and me, he replied’.
Through an online ad, they got in contact with Louis Greenway. He had heard a few demos recorded in Joey’s bedroom but was impressed and was invited to join the band after a half-hour rehearsal.
In April 2018 Drool was joined by bassist Joe Bennison to complete the line-up. After many circuit gigs including a sold-out gig at Paper Dress Vintage and at legendary venue The Riverside in Newcastle opening for Black Grape, they released their first single Fun (January 2019).
The band recorded a music video directed by Joey’s cousin Nick Jones which gained a lot of attention on Reddit. Fun snowballed into a life of its own and started generating streams on Spotify. The single was followed up by Junkyard (April 2019) and the band went on to support The Pale White, Band of Skulls and The Mysterines as well as headlining their own European Tour, perfecting their live act.
Due to contractual complications, the band were unable to release further singles until now.
She Never Cut My Hair is the first of three singles produced by Dan White (formerly of Tribes). This release is being put out via Awal. The next single Playground Wars is scheduled to be released 6 weeks after SNCMH. The band has a lot of material in their catalogue and are working hard to release many singles this year.
Drool are for fans of Wolf Alice, The Strokes and Cigarettes After Sex.
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