London alternative rock / punk group Drones have released a new video ‘Anchors’, the fourth single from their album ‘Exiled’, which was released on Lockjaw Records earlier this year.
According to the United Nations, 1,651,661 refugees have fled their home countries and risked their lives traveling across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe since 2015. At least 14,000 have died or are missing.
These troubling figures inspired Drones to write ‘Anchors’. Their album ‘Exiled’ offers a direct commentary on the current refugee crisis, which Drones have continued in their video for ‘Anchors’.
Following the release of their sophomore record ‘Exiled’ earlier this year, in October Drones released a handful of rarer versions of album tracks: ‘Exiled B-Sides’. The new digital EP includes live versions, acoustic reworkings and an unreleased track.
Drummer, Mitchell Thomas explains: “We’ve been blown away with the response from Exiled and wanted to give a little something extra to those who have been enjoying the record. Exiled: B-Sides features an acoustic rendition of ‘Territories’, as well as live versions of ‘Rorschach’ and ‘Inferno’ that we recorded at the SAE Institute in Amsterdam while on tour last April.”
‘Exiled B-Sides’ is available to download with every physical copy of ‘Exiled’ purchased via the Drones webstore: https://drones.tmstor.es/.
Lois McDougall – Vocals