THE DIRTIEST is a punk rock band formed in 2015 by Fabio Ghiribelli (Los Dragos, Billy Boy Guitars, Junkie Species – Bad Religions / Me first and Gimme Gimme) and Luca Cascino (the Nackers, EXP).
The two guys from Italy got together in Florence as a guitar and drums duo and they ended up as a power trio later in 2017
In January 2016 their first debut single comes out on Slovenly recordings (USA). “Alarm”, the 2 tracks EP, was released in 666 limited copies on black and orange 7” vinyl.
On the first hear “Alarm” might remind you of your worn copies of the earliest BLACK LIPS albums. A careful listen reveals a lot happening that makes these recordings stand out: blown out guitar string drag, gatling gun drums, and… fingersnaps? Or are those hand-claps? Or knee slaps? Take whatever it is, funnel it all into a wind tunnel, with an eerie air horn blaring from above, Luca & Fabio howling from below, and guitars jangling through to the end, and you get two slovenly tracks by THE DIRTIEST. Mastered in Athens by Nikos Lavdas. One month later KAT records (NL) released the 4 EP’s outtakes on cassette.
Between 2016 and 2017, after a some change of line up, they turned into a trio and they extensively toured across Europe getting known in France, Portugal, Greece, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Slovenia and Italy. They shared the stage with well known punk bands such us Death (Detroit), Demon’s Claws (Canada), the Spits (USA), the Clinic (UK), Third Sound (Island), Bazooka (Greece), Los Explosivos (Mx), Chronics, Cut, Magnetix, the Anomalys, the Rippers and many more.
They also played in the most famous garage punk international festivals like We are Loud (GR), Barreiro Rocks (PT), Chee Chak (Cz), Soundhalde (DE).
In 2018 Slovenly recordings encouraged the band to switch its lyrics for the next songs from english to Italian. The Dirtiest took up the challenge to overcome the common bands problem of not singing in English. The result of the experiment was very exciting and a new single was recorded with the help of Tim Warren of Crypt Records (editor of the famous Back from the grave compilations)
In 2018, on September 7th, Slovenly recordings released the new single titled “Cento shot”. It’s realized in 666 copies black and blue 7” vinyl. On this follow-up to 2016’s stellar and howling “Alarm” EP, they get drunker and dirtier, ditching the sonic caterwaul of yore, delivering four short and scathing tracks of Spits meets Ramones skate punk attack.