Drug Church Release Second Single,”Strong References”, From Upcoming Album, Cheer

September 19, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Punk rock agitators Drug Church have premiered another track taken from their third full-length, Cheer, due out November 2nd on Pure Noise Records. “Strong References” can be streamed below or at NME.com.

Cheer finds the band amplifying their seemingly contradictory strengths to somehow make their most accessible work to date. Previous single “Avoidarama” showcases Drug Church‘s skill at deftly combining pummeling riffs with undeniable hooks, while its Ian Shelton-directed video interprets frontman Patrick Kindlon’s sardonic storytelling with a subject who plays dead to avoid awkward interactions.

Drug Church are a glorious contradiction. They are an unabashedly aggressive band that writes hooks you can’t stop humming: too poppy for the heavy crowd, too heavy for the poppy crowd. Their frontman is a singer who rarely sings and delivers lyrics that revel in the darkest corners of the human condition, but are just as likely to make you laugh as they are to make you flinch. They loudly shout the uncomfortable truths we prefer to ignore but somehow make us want to shout along with them; they make serious music but don’t take themselves too seriously; they are completely adverse to planning but have accidentally built a loyal cult following. On Cheer, the band has doubled down on their Drug Church-iest impulses and improbably emerged with an album that’s sure to please longtime fans and turn new heads. If there’s anything intentional about Drug Church, it’s knowing the value of being unintentional. 

This week also kicks off the beginning of their UK tour supporting Boston Manor, Microwave, and Wallflower. Tickets are available here.


September 21st – Thekla Bristol

September 22nd – Electric Ballroom London

September 23rd – Mama Roux’s Birmingham

September 24th – Rescue Rooms Nottingham

September 26th – Hangar 34 Liverpool

September 27th – SWG3 Glasgow

September 28th – The Key Club Leeds

September 29th – Gorilla Manchester

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