Battleme is the stage name of American singer-songwriter Matt Drenik. It was started as a creative outlet from Drenik's previous hard rock act, Lions.
Since its formation, Battleme has been critically acclaimed by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Esquire, Classic Rock Magazine, Magnet, and others. Battleme was also featured heavily in the US television series, Sons of Anarchy. His solo rendition of Neil Young's "Hey Hey, My My" reached the iTunes Top 20 Charts for several weeks, and currently has over 42 million YouTube hits. In 2016, Drenik began to move away from folk of previous recordings and leaned more heavily into his rock and psychedelic roots. He solidified the current line-up of Battleme in 2017 with guitarist James Jones, drummer Scott Noben, and lead guitarist Randal Blaschke. Their last record, "Cult Psychotica," was released in the US on Oct 6, 2017. All Music gave it a 8 out of 10 stars, with reviewer Matt Collar noting, "...the album is a red-eyed collection of fuzzy rock anthems, all centered on Drenik's throaty, nasal-pitched sneer. What he lacks in outright vocal resonance, he makes up for with strutting rock attitude and literate, philosophical lyrics that are equal parts Lou Reed and Elliott Smith." Classic Rock Magazine picked lead single, Testament, as one of its best tracks of 2017. The current line-up is know for it's blustering live performances that sometimes span over two hours with little breaks in between songs.