Preview: Drusila 24th February @Wedgewood Rooms

After releasing their debut singles ‘Something for Nothing’ and ‘Forget’ in December and February respectively, Portsmouth hopefuls Drusila are set to headline The Wedgwood Rooms in their first live show.

Despite only being formed 4 months ago, the group have been making waves and received great reception for their two releases. Both have been chosen to feature on the BBC introducing radio show whilst the band has also gained interviews on local stations such as ExpressFM. In a ridiculously short space of time Drusila have already got heads turing with their unique sound and image. The 24th is sure to be a date not to miss for those looking to catch a glimpse of a homegrown act set to go onto big things.

Not keen on tying themselves to genre labels, Drusila prefer a fan’s description that they sound like “a gothic kings of leon that listen to electronica”. Both singles go to show this to be accurate as they draw on an avant-garde style in combination with catchy hooks and anthemic choruses. Their sound is one that’s drenched in a sea of effects, giving them a unique style and sonic footprint. Nevertheless, the songs still balance clarity and punch with their complex arrangements delivering tracks that keep you gripped right to the last note.

Frontman George Robert is no stranger to performance as both he and his band mates have been in various groups previous to Drusila. Even so, he says there is something different about this band. There’s no attempt to be commercial or fit a stereotype, instead Drusila is all about being true to pursuing their own sound and making music that they love.

The gig itself will see Drusila perform with support from 3 other class locals acts; Four Folds Law, Eyes to the Skies and KOALA. All potential headliners in their own right the evening will be a real showcase of Portsmouth’s original talent.

If you want to witness the band in action this weekend, tickets are available from the link below.

“We’ve played the wedge many a time, but this time means more.” -George Robert (Drusila)


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By David Evans

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