The Dirtiest is a Florence-based garage punk band formed in 2015 by Billy Boy and Nacker and joined in 2016 by Sergio as second guitar. The three were already members of several garage bands like Los Dragos, The Nackers, The Apes Party and Mutzhi Mambo. There’s a lot going on here — blown out guitar string drag, gun drums, stomping hand-claps all funnelled into a wind tunnel, with a weird air horn blaring from above, vocals howling from below, all together with some surprising twists & turns & breaks.
They were immediately noticed by the legendary garage punk label Slovenly (USA), that released in February 2016 the 7″ “Alarm”. The B-side track – “It’s All Coming Back” – got a video clip treatment thanks to Tab_ularasa (Ultra twist, Transupper Egyt, Trio banana).
In January 2016 KAT records from Netherlands also released 4 new songs on Cassette.
This band has to be seen live, where they unfold all their primitive and uncompromising attitude and a real hunger and taste for rock’n’roll wild and positive force.
Actually in one year The Dirtiest have played several gigs in Europe sharing the stage with Death (Detroit), Demon’s Claws (Canada), the Spits (USA), the Clinic (UK), The Third Sound (Iceland), Bazooka (Greece), and many more. They’ve also been invited to join the line up of Chee Chak Festival 2016 in Ostrava (Czech Republic) and Slovenly’s We’re Loud Fest in Athens, just to name a very few!
They’re now focusing on debut’s album recordings, taking their time to get that raw, punchy sound that’s their trademark, while planning more tourings for later this year. Expect fire!
“This Italian duo crank out some loud, murky broken blues/sonic soul with heavy guitar riffs and a whole lot of sweat and strut. The first song makes you feel like you fell off in the tunnel during the Willy Wonka boat ride. The songs are wild, guitars are set to maximum fuzz, amps blown out, and the drum heads sound bashed in; just the way we love it!” Audio Ammunition
“Non è un caso esordire su 7″ per una storica etichetta americana, Il nuovo duo toscano è tra i pochi a spargere copioso stille di garage punk psichedelico legate al passato, ma ancorate al presente. Penso a Thee Oh Sees, Black Lips ed alcuni gruppi europei d’oggi che hanno il coraggio di mischiare le carte in tavola. I Dirtiest lo fanno molto bene guardando agli Spacemen 3 e ai Sonics.” Rumore Magazine
“Che i Dirtiest abbiano mandato a memoria il lo-fi rock’n’roll più zozza degli anni novanta cosi come la lezione di Cramps e Gun Club, non ce lo dice solo la sigla con cui hanno deciso di chiamarsi, ma anche i due pezzi qui contenuti: l’evocativa, urbana Alarm e soprattutto il garage deviato di It’s All Coming Back con un riff circolare alla Seeds che ti esplode in in testa e poi riparte come un loop. Un centro pieno. 7/8” Blow Up Magazine
“Autentici e senza compromessi. Effetti stratificati delle chitarre surf garage e riff fiammanti vengono ingeriti da un vortice psichedelia tenuto in tensione da una produzione ovattata.” Rockit webmagazine