BEAT IN MY BONES September 2018 – 100 Shots review
If the Ramones sung in Italian, or were Italian they would sound like The Dirtiest. These 3 buddies are one of the most exciting bands from Italy, and it just makes me so proud to be Italian when I hear exceptional bands like this.
Their songs are the definition of Punk and just have this, and I hate using the word, “gnarly” sound. It’s completely rugged and brutal. It just makes you want to throw things around and break stuff. Throw a tantrum and body slam into a wall. They just absolutely take you over with their brilliant songs.
The Dirtiest make songs that sound like the drunken aftermath of a party that went too far. They have this loud and fuzzy sound that just brings this out in such a massive way. I think it’s the most obvious on the song, Centro Shot which has the awesome chant, “Grappa hey!” If you’ve ever smelt let alone tasted grappa, you’ll know how brutal it is. It smells like paint stripper and will probably burn your insides as it drips down painfully. However, if you have more than one shot of it, you probably won’t feel this at all. It’ll just feel like a warm cuddle inside, perhaps. I hate the stuff.
I love that their songs feel like a kick in the kisser. They have this sound that produces a riot in your ears and just makes you want to unleash it as ferociously as you can, without hurting anyone of course. They aren’t afraid to be exceptionally loud on this EP, and in general. They are definitely one of the best Punk bands I’ve heard in a long time. If you love the Ramones and Dead Boys- then you’ll fall in love with The Dirtiest. 100 Shots! is their first release where all the songs are sung in Italian, and irrespective of if you understand what’s going on or not- it’s pretty easy to hear that this band are nothing short of exceptional, and sure know how to just obliterate your soul as you listen to them.
With their new EP, it is obvious that The Dirtiest have gotten more rebellious and more dirty with their sound. The record is incredible, and it’s just made up of songs you cannot get enough of. It sounds like a drunken brawl, and it’s such an addictive sound. Their first release has a more relaxed sound, but don’t be fooled- that rough, Punk sound is still there. They take the whole concept of Punk and just give you this delightful trashy sound that you cannot get enough of. I keep going back and forth with their songs, but I couldn’t possibly pick a favourite. Under The Glare is a real snotty number, and I love it. The first release is solid. The songs have a more fuzzy/reverb sound to them, and over time they have become louder and utterly fearless with how they sound.
I love that they mixed that early sound found in The Jesus And Mary Chain and the Ramones and just make something that is just so incredible. All you can do is helplessly play their music loud and scream a long with them. You just know that from their records that they are probably one of the most exciting bands you’ll see live- given the chance.
If you’re looking for a band to rip through your eardrums and delve right into your soul- do yourself a favour and listen to The Dirtiest. Loud.https://jukebox86.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/the-dirtiest/
RUMORE Magazine (May 2016) – Review by Manuel Graziani
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, per dire.
BLOW UP Megazine (June 2016) – Review by Roberto calabrò
Per l’americana Slovenly esce invece il singolo d’esordio dei Dirtiest, duo italianissimo composto da personaggi (Billy Boy, chitarra e voce; Nacker, batteria e voce) attivi da tempo immemore nell’underground toscano. 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
ROCKIT online magazine – Review by Davide Violante
Autentici e senza compromessi, strettamente ispirati dall’underground lo-fi americano di riferimento; il duo fiorentino The Dirtiest ne carpisce l’animo western della scena.
Effetti stratificati delle chitarre surf garage e riff fiammanti vengono ingeriti da un vortice psichedelia tenuto in tensione da una produzione ovattata. In contrapposizione alle sovrastrutture degli arrangiamenti, il pezzo “Alarm” non perde di agilità nella struttura, seguendo a dovere le linee guida tracciate dal gruppo.
La razionalità della seconda traccia proposta “It’s All Coming Back” è un esercizio più consueto, scandito dalla batteria anni ’60, senza che l’ep ne perda di originalità. I The Dirtiest non a caso hanno un sound sporco e allo stesso tempo diretto, gettando le basi per un percorso di nicchia, ma non ancora così consolidato alla luce della varietà dei brani incisi.
Un progetto che lascia intravedere una certa consapevolezza del proprio valore
The Dirtiest – Alarm 7” (Slovenly/Black Gladiator)
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 is all that I mentioned above with a little bit of Psych thrown in at the end, makes you feel like you fell off in the tunnel during the Willy Wonka boat ride. The B-Side tosses a bit more Psyche but still on the melodic side like Brian Jonestown Massacre. It’s got a rump shaking tambourine you can imagine slapping the hips of some dude in oversized sunglasses and brown leather pants or that of a caged Go-Go dance’s skin tight mini skirt. 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! – J Castro