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Birth name  Matt Drenik
Name  Matt Drenik
Associated acts  Lions
Years active  2004–present
Genres  Folk rock
Occupation(s)  Musician
Active from  2009
Also known as  Battleme
Role  Band

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Instruments  Guitar, bass, piano, vocals
Labels  El Camino Media, Get Loud, Trashy Moped, Maybe Records
Origin  Austin, Texas, United States
Albums  Battleme, Habitual Love Songs, Future Runs Magnetic, Weight On The Brain, Big Score
Similar  The Forest Rangers, Katey Sagal, The White Buffalo, Lyle Workman, Curtis Stigers

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Matt Drenik (born June 18, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist.


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Drenik was the lead singer of Lions, a hard rock, post-grunge band from Austin, Texas. He also performs under the moniker Battleme, a folk rock project that he started when he moved to Portland, Oregon in 2010. His songs have been featured in numerous American television shows, including dozens in FX's hit show Sons of Anarchy. His haunting version of Neil Young's "Hey Hey, My My" has over 20 million YouTube hits.

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Drenik was also a contributing member to Los Angeles-based supergroup The Forest Rangers, alongside Bob Thiele, Dave Kushner, and Katy Sagal. They served as the house band for Sons of Anarchy. His song "Metal Heavy Lady" was featured in Guitar Hero 3. Rolling Stone has written about his music, as well as Billboard, Esquire, MTV, Rock Sound, Classic Rock Magazine, Metal Hammer and many others. Drenik is also a writer, having contributed works to American Songwriter, Magnet, and OPB Music.

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Drenik has worked with several acts as a producer, including a solo effort from Aaron Behrens of Austin-based band Ghostland Observatory.

He currently resides in Portland, Oregon, working out of his studio / record label, Get Loud.

With Lions

  • Volume 1 (2006 EP)
  • No Generation (2007 LP)
  • Let No One Fall (2009 EP)
  • With Battleme

  • Big Score (2010 EP)
  • Battleme (2012 LP)
  • Touch (2012 single)
  • Weight on the Brain (2013 EP)
  • Future Runs Magnetic (2014 LP)
  • Habitual Love Songs (2016)
  • Production

  • Battleme Big Score (2010 EP)
  • Jessie Vain and the Happy Hour Holliness Movement (2014 LP)
  • Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll (2014 EP)
  • Battleme Habitual Love Songs (2016 LP)
  • The Needs The Needs (2017 LP)
  • Chief White Lightning Donut Feel Good (2017 LP)
  • Acid Tongue (2017 LP)
  • Far Lands Oh What an Honour, Oh What a Drag (2017 LP)
  • Danny Dodge Baby, Let Me Be Your Mess (2017 LP)
  • The Grizzled Mighty Crooked Little Finger (2017 LP)
  • References

    Matt Drenik Wikipedia