Fire at Korova, Hope st. Liverpool!

We woke up this morning to the news that Korova on Hope St. Liverpool, was burning down from a big fire that started early today!

Korova fire, Liverpool Hope Street

Dirtblonde are a bit distressed because we were supposed to have played at Korova the night before but had to cancel the gig due to illness,  and left our amps there so the other band could use them.

Now we’re worried that they’ve been damaged by the fire…especially upsetting for Ivan, whose customized, vintage Vox Ac30 was quite unique and pretty much irreplaceable! We’re gutted.

Of course, a shame about the venue, too…the Liverpool music scene will miss it, and we will, too – after all, Dirtblonde were involved with Korova from the beginning, when Ladytron invited us to host one of the first regular club nights (which we called ‘F*CK’) at the original venue when it opened.

But bad news aside, online single Brooklyn / White Horses will be out this Monday. We’ll sell the limited-edition cassette tape here on our site, soon.

After that, we’ll start recording our new full-lenght album (working title: ‘Hours’) which will be quite different and should be out later  in the year. Expect a mixture of Joy Division’s Closer with the first Suicide album…yep, we’re that cheery at the moment…

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