Even back then, when others thought it was a clever idea to do a full debut record, the boys decided instead to release 7 singles over the last two years. Critically acclaimed tracks like Hype machine-blog darling No or summer hymn Curacao or power punk/ice cream dream HEAT gathered huge followership in and outside all of the West & Gold Coast surf rock scenes one can imagine. In the end, the band put all the songs on a mixtape called Sunny Side Up diy-released it on CD, cassette and digital and enjoyed some Hawaiian pizza. Strange, isn’t it?
Drens played key festivals, got featured in several YouTube sessions, radio shows and playlists such as New Music Friday or Alternative Generation. The band can be described as a mixture of ‘your chest covered in Pacific Ocean sweat’, ‘a couple of drinks last night’ and ‘red bathing shorts’, shaken twice on ice - a gang who never take themselves too seriously.