Boomkat Product Review:
The Drones' awesome sophomore album Gala Mill really didn't get nearly enough attention on these shores, but here's a chance to get acquainted with the band all over again. This double 7" marks the start of a new series of releases for All Tomorrow's Parties, in which the label invites one of its artists to submit one old song, one new song (off a current album), a cover version and a reinterpretation of a blues song. That's right: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. The band make a fresh recording of the Dylan-referencing (sort of) 'Cockeyed Lady Of The Highlands' and set it next to the stunning 'I Don't Ever Want To Change' from Gala Mill, on the first 7", whilst covering Charles Aznavour's 'I Drink' on the second disc, before playing their own blues song, 'Shark Fin Blues', which is probably cheating. Still, it sounds pretty flippin' great, so you should probably let them off.