The Dirtiest is a punk rock band from Florence (Italy) formed in 2015
In January 2016 “Alarm” their first debut vinyl EP comes out on Slovenly recordings (USA).”
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.
One month later KAT records (NL) released the 4 EP’s outtakes on cassette including the ep outakes.
Between 2016 and 2017 they extensively toured across 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 vinyl EP “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.
In 2021 the Dirtiest released their first LP on Slovenly Recording called “Sovranista”.
Slovenly is extra pumped to present this platter from Tuscan punk rock paesanos the DIRTIEST. Label founder Peter Menchetti is Italian (from New York, which has so much Italian blood it may as well be the 21st region of Italy!) and while it’s not the first album we release from the old country, the DIRTIEST are the first to do it in Italiano, and you know the saying — they do it better.
Lyrically, the DIRTIEST bounce from brilliance to bonehead and then back, showing deep disgust for the status quo in Italy, and deep love for punk rock & all their pals in the scene. Musically, they are clearly picking up where the RAMONES left the SPITS & the PIZZAS off, but not without adding some strong Italian flavor. After hearing this for the first time, PERSONAL was torn between heading for Italy with his baseball bat, and sending the band a cease & desist — but then we reminded him that Iggy & Joey never busted any PIZZAS balls…
If you’ve ever wondered what makes Italian punk rock different from punk rock from Italy, this LP will show you — side A is all in Italian, and side B is all in English. The B-side tracks are only being released on the backside of this platter, so statte zitt’ e mangia! — while it’s hot!
Luca Cascino – Vocals, Bass, Drums
Billy Boy” – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Zak – Drums