Melbourne trio COPE & DRAG delivers awe-inspiring and slack-jawed lyrical humdrum. Headed by songwriter Nic Dupleix-Pyke (Big Smoke) and comprised of rhythm section Jackie Wilson (The Sugarcanes) & Thomas Van Der Vliet (The Cherry Dolls).
Not addicted to but committed to the antiquity of overdriven guitars and tales of hope; COPE & DRAG’s debut EP, ‘True Gent’ builds on the wordy irreverence of Bob Dylan with the street smart narratives of Lou Reed. The record draws comparisons to seminal pioneers such The Stooges the Velvet Underground and contemporary favourites such as Cass McCombs and Kurt Vile.
Recorded and produced by Chris Wright and mixed and mastered by Mikey Young of (Total Control, Eddie Current Suppression Ring) COPE & DRAG’s True Gent EP is scheduled for release worldwide in April 2016 on First Love.