Billy Freedom was replaced in 2002 by drummer Pete Howard, formerly of The Clash. The band signed with Rough Trade for their sophomore effort, 2002's Drink Me, featuring the roaring lead single "Pretty Like Drugs."
Rough Trade dropped them shortly after the release of Drink Me, and Wajih left the band at that time. The band signed with One Little Indian Records, who released 2005's The Butcher and the Butterfly with KatieJane?'s sister, Melanie Garside on bass, who left soon after and was replaced by Paul Jackson.
Queen Adreena have a small but dedicated following in England, their home country, but are little known elsewhere.