Drenge 'not totally overjoyed' at being mentioned by Tom Watson in his resignation letter to Ed Miliband
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Rock band Drenge have said they're "not totally overjoyed" by the extra coverage afforded them after being mentioned in MP Tom Watson's resignation letter.
When Mr Watson, Labour's general election co-ordinator, resigned on Thursday, he recommended Ed Miliband check out the Derbyshire duo.
In an open letter to his party leader, the MP and phone hacking campaigner wrote: "Be that great Labour leader that you can be, but try to have a real life too. And if you want to see an awesome band, I recommend Drenge."
The name-check came after the West Bromwich MP's weekend at Glastonbury, after which he tweeted that the band - comprising brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless - were his new favourite act.
But drummer Rory told BBC's Newsbeat: "It's got nothing to do with us really, we've had no involvement in it.
"It's just a guy signing off in a quirky manner and mentioning us.
"I'm not totally overjoyed that it happened but at the same time I don't really care. My mum's a fan but when she says she is a fan to her mate there's no media storm over that.
According to Spotify, streams of the band's songs tripled in the week after Glastonbury, hitting a peak on the day after Watson's resignation.
"I'd rather that we hadn't and people had discovered us in their own way rather than through a news story."
During his weekend at Glastonbury, Watson posted this Vine of himself at the band's show, remarking: "Drenge. Band of the weekend so far. Nice yellow shirt."
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