Happy New Music Friday! We’ve got the new Drones album ‘Our Hell Is Right Here’ for you today Crammed with high-octane, yet deeply personal, punk cuts, the album also documents a traumatic period for McDougall.
“It’s been a pretty rough ride for the past couple of years,” she says when looking back on the journey the band have been on to get to this point. “But I struggle with claiming my problems and sadness as valid because they are disproportionate to the danger and loss that many face every day. It got to the point where I was almost ashamed to write songs about my own life. However, I’m learning that personal care and self-worth is not something to be diminished. There are songs on this album that I had to write for my own therapy. Whilst writing this record, I went through a divorce, lost a family member and was battling with my own mental health. At the same time, it felt like the world was falling apart. ‘Our Hell Is Right Here’ is the product of my experiences over the past few months. There’s a lot of sadness on this record, but I can now look back and celebrate who I have become in spite of it all.”
They’ve recently been announced to play Till The Fest at The Amersham Arms in London which is scheduled to run 08-10 October. Tickets available here.