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Drenge comment on MP Tom Watson’s endorsement

By | Published on Tuesday 9 July 2013


Drenge drummer Rory Loveless has spoken to BBC Newsbeat about the duo’s recent endorsement by MP Tom Watson, as he resigned from his position as Deputy Chair of the Labour Party.

As previously reported, Watson closed his resignation letter to Labour leader Ed Miliband, saying: “John Humphrys asked me why you were not at Glastonbury this weekend. I said Labour leaders can’t be seen standing in muddy fields listening to bands. And then I thought how terribly sad that this is true. So: be that great Labour leader that you can be, but try to have a real life too. And if you want to see an awesome band, I recommend Drenge”.

Commenting on this, and the subsequent media coverage around it, Loveless said: “It’s got nothing to do with us really, we’ve had no involvement in it. It’s just a guy signing off in a quirky manner and mentioning us. I’m not totally overjoyed that it happened but at the same time I don’t really care”.

He continued: “I’m glad he’s a fan and that other people have discovered us through it. My mum’s a fan, but when she says she is a fan to her mate there’s no media storm over that. We’ve kind of been shown to a load of people who don’t really care, which is fine. I’d rather that we hadn’t and people had discovered us in their own way rather than through a news story”.

Yeah, have a think about that next time you resign Tom. And the same goes for any other politicians out there, for that matter. We don’t need any more of that Cameron/Marr business do we? Though if Dave’s reading, don’t let that requirement stop you from actually resigning, will you?