Photo by Jady Bates
Artist page photo by Shane Williams
Seattle based band Dirty Dirty have been running around the West Coast performing in small houses and mid sized clubs expressing their confusion and anxiety through noisy, driving and often melodious groove punk. Formed in 2014 by Ian Forrester ( Bass and vocals ), and solidifying the current line up with drummer Drew Shreve in 2016, the band delve deeper into their vulnerability and fears to voice their overly amplified live performances and recordings. The hard hitting, seductive, and raw elements within their music have been inspired by classic and modern Glam, Indie, Stoner, Metal and Punk predecessors like The Stooges, Fugazi, Kyuss, Thee Oh Sees, Le Butcherettes, Melvins, Mclusky, Metz, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, making every hit a rebuttal to the subtle oppression of the passive aggression and ghost culture in a growing tech city.
"Emotional Whatever Things"
Dirty Dirty is one of the most interesting bands in Seattle. Their brand of post-punk fusion is unique and refreshing, and their songs absolutely kill. This is a “must see” band.
-Gary Horn (Nada Mucho, Northwest Music Scene)
[Dirty Dirty] bashes out a mutant fusion of garage-punk and groove-infused metal with a sturdy two-dude configuration, highlighted by bassist Ian Forrester’s Freddie Mercury-gone-art-punk vocals.
- Tony Kay (City Arts / The SunBreak)
With progressive, fuzzy rock weirdness and vocals capable of inciting madness, two piece rock group Dirty Dirty exploded on to the scene in 2015 with their self-titled debut EP. What I find most remarkable about the group is that they are skilled enough to impress prog rock fans and other musicians, but within the context of actual songs… the kind of songs stick with music fans of all stripes, even after they’re done nodding along with band’s technical acumen.
– Tim Basaraba (Nada Mucho)
Check out the video for the title track "Emotional Whatever Things"