Fans Of Weezer, Foo Fighters, & STP Should Check Out DRUGS DELANEY

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Alternative Nation has teamed with Drugs Delaney premiere the official music video for “Changing of the Guard”, the second song off of their 2016 album, Black Knight Satellite, via Mirage M’hal Records.

Says frontman/guitarist Andrew William Smith of the up and coming Peoira, IL rock band, “So this is the second video we’ve made with Fish from HatHook, as we also did our ‘China Shop‘ video together. Truth be told, since we started the band, Fish has always been the silent fifth member. I really think he’s one of the best human beings on this planet, and he’s just so easy to work with. When you combine our brains with his, we normally get something pretty rad that we all can be proud of.”

Read on for a brief interview with Drugs Delaney!

Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

Comparing us to a combination of Foo Fighters, Weezer, and STP hits pretty well. As far as musical influences goes I’d say those three bands plus Beatles, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers, and Biffy Clyro. Life in general is the biggest influence I think on any band though.

Can you give us a little history of Drugs Delaney?

We started doing Drugs in November of 2012 and then locked ourselves away for a year writing songs. We came out with our first EP in 2014 and started touring the good ol’ USA, sleeping at truck stops in our van hoping we’d get fed at shows… which was normally $5 hot and ready pizzas or promoter pasta. We then signed with Mirage M’hal Records, and in July we released our debut album, Black Knight Satellite, and continued to tour til’ Christmas break.

What’s next?

Now we are readying another new EP that we hope to have out by summer and continue with more touring. It’s a vicious cycle.

Any other bands that you’ve worked with listeners should check out?

Big shout out to our boys in Another Lost Year. Hard working, good dudes that rock.

Drugs Delaney hails from Peoria, IL. They’re a band. But if they were a movie, you’d find them in the Action/Comedy section. Formed in November of 2012, Drugs Delaney released the EP “One Less Thing” and started touring all over the U.S. – lighting up stages and making fans across the country. In the spring of 2015 they entered into the studio to record their first full length album, “Black Knight Satellite” with Grammy nominated producer, Erik Nelson. The album brings together all their life experiences, being described as “a concept of a concept album, based on real shit!” Looking to take you back to a time when rock music was more than just depressing copycat sounding guitar tones and vocals, but something you experience with hand-in-hand while it plays in the background, giving you a soundtrack to your life. With that, in June 2016, Drugs Delaney signed with Avviot Music Publishing out of Nashville TN, to license their songs to television, movies, commercials, and video games. They also signed with Mirage M’hal Records and released “Black Knight Satellite” in July of 2016 with touring behind it for the rest of the year.
  • Brian Zajac

    It’s Peoria, IL not Peoira, I. Sorry to be “that” guy. I get a bit of an Urge Overkill vibe from this. Pure Rock and Roll! I dig it!