Dark folk trio The Drink have just announced their debut album Company, due for release 1st December via Melodic. The band, whose members are Dearbhla Minogue (also of The Wharves), Daniel Fordham, and David Stewart, have been compared to Throwing Muses of a more folk based Warpaint. Personally, I immediately thought they sounded very much like a version of Minogue’s other band that has never heard of the Breeders.
The band have the quite significant honour of impressing independent record store Rough Trade to such a degree that they stocked their first two handmade EPs. The first time they have stocked an unsigned band’s release in recent history. The album Company collects these two EPs together and deals with what it means to be human, and alone, “The idea of company is really interesting, why is it so important?” asks Dearbhla. “The way people operate in company – and in companies – is so interesting. Groups are formed by individuals but after that they take on a life of their own.”
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