"It's just a guy signing off in a quirky manner..."

Drenge have discussed their appearance in Tom Watson's high profile resignation letter.

It's a row which presents Old Labour vs New, regionalism vs central control, party hierarchy against the rank and file. Yet if the Falkirk affair is to have a soundtrack, then it could well be the responsibility of Sheffield newcomers Drenge.

Trapped in the debate, Labour MP Tom Watson left behind the woes of the political world for the plangent fields of Glastonbury. Stunned by what he saw, Watson almost immediately resigned from the Shadow Cabinet.

Mentioning Drenge in his resignation letter, the politician thrust the Sheffield band into the limelight. Speaking to BBC Newsbeat, Drenge drummer Rory Loveless cast doubt on the politician's motives. "It's got nothing to do with us really… It's just a guy signing off in a quirky manner" he explained. "I'm not totally overjoyed that it happened, but at the same time I don't really care."

Continuing, Loveless thanked Watson for being a fan. "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."

Elsewhere, the drummer opined that he would rather Drenge evolve gradually, through their music, as opposed to a media storm. "We've kind of been shown to a load of people who don't really care, which is fine," said Loveless. "I'd rather that we hadn't and people had discovered us in their own way rather than through a news story."

Here's 'Bloodsports'.

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