Token Rose video now on YouTube

We’ve put Token Rose, from our Token Rose EP (available on Spotify, iTunes and bandcamp) now on YouTube. It’s not a “new” video proper, just assembling live footage from other videos… all very lo-fi! We don’t have a budget nor friends who can do cool videos for us haha.

We just wanted to put the song out there… you know… we’re still here, still trying to do something better and with more personality than the boring indie music most bands seem to do these days, in Liverpool as much as elsewhere. If you know any other band who’d do a song like Token Rose, with its alternate guitar tuning no-one else has ever used, rhythm track created with circuit-bent kids’ keyboard, moody vocals and which is heavy and rock’n’roll, do let us know! We’re not trying to sound like anything or anyone else – we’re just us and it’s fuckin’ good enough!

You get the picture.

Enjoy the darkness, anyway! And play it LOUD, mofos!

New Gig! Dirtblonde Live Return with Wry at Jacaranda, Liverpool

Dirtblonde live at Jacaranda

Dirtblonde live at Jacaranda in June!

The world was getting bored so we couldn’t help it and had to sort ourselves out for another live comeback. Dirtblonde plays at Jacaranda on Slater St. Liverpool, on 3rd June. We’re pleased to announce that our Brazilian friends from Wry will also be playing! A great band with shoegaze and britpop influences. Support comes from a new Liverpool band, Food, who are definitely worth watching!

Everyone is too safe, clean and content in Liverpool right now… safe in their belief that the music scene is oh so great here but, sorry to say, we disagree.

No, we don’t belong and we’re happy with that. After all, we are still one of the only bands in Liverpool (the only, maybe!) truly influenced by Sonic Youth, Jesus & Mary Chain, Velvet Underground, Patti Smith… if that makes us outsiders then ok!

What’s wrong with people, here! Frankly, we don’t care. So don’t be boring and join us. Enjoy the noise. A luta continua…

DIRTBLONDE + WRY (Brazil) + FOOD

Jacaranda, Slater st

Wednesday 3rd June from 8pm

3 quid

View Facebook event page

Too Late (Acoustic demo)

We have just made available on our Soundcloud an old acoustic demo, Too Late. This is a song Dirtblonde have never played live before or had the chance to record properly. Listen now:

Ivan Hell’s New Music – Check it Out!

While Dirtblonde’s activities are on hold, Ivan is still making music with his new project(s) Songs About Death (www.songsaboutdeath.co.uk) and Lucifer Sams. Here’s his demo for a song called I’m Insane:

FILM NOISE night at Sound! Playing only film soundtracks!

FILM NOISE night at Sound! Playing only film soundtracks!

Ivan will be DJ-ing some cool soundtrack music, as well as doing a live set with the ever enigmatic Esa Shields. The duo will be scoring a projection of classic FW Murnau film, Faust (1926) using keyboards, synths, tape loops, copicat echoes etc. That weekend It’ll also be Sound Food & Drink 1st Birthday, so come to this event and let’s start to celebrate early!!!

Halloween in Liverpool: Songs About Death @ Tabac, 30th Oct

Ivan will be launching a one-off side project next Tuesday 30th October, with an special event at Tabac (Bold st) that’ll be perfect for this Halloween season: Songs About Death

Songs About Death will be performed by psych acoustic duo Ivan Hell and his sidekick Denis Shiel (ex- The Little Flames). The hour long performance will feature a wide range of, well, songs about death! No covers – just new songs that feature diverse musical influences from pastoral folk to Portuguese music, to Blues and psychedelic singalong freakouts and droney buddhist mantras!

This will be a very unique acoustic performance, because it’ll be full of weird experimental noises, with the occasional help of ipod apps for droning synthesizer, birdsong, tenori-on and theremin sounds!!!

INFO:

Songs About Death
Tuesday 30th Oct @ Tabac
FREE ENTRY
6pm-9pm

Starts 6pm with summoning of the spirits, followed by musical performance of Songs About Death.

After the live music, there’ll be a screening of rare 1920s film “Haxan – Witchcraft Through The Ages”.

Dirtblonde gigs with The Shondes (Brooklyn)

Dirtblonde are playing two gigs with ace band The Shondes, from Brooklyn, in the next few days.

The Shondes + Dirtblonde gigs in Liverpool and Manchester

The Shondes + Dirtblonde gigs in Liverpool and Manchester

Dirtblonde and The Shondes were booked to play together a few years ago at Canada’s very own “South By Southwest”-style festival, the  North By Northwest festival (also known as NXNE), but we couldn’t do it due to lack of funds, because we had already gone to Austin’s SXSW that same year!

So, it’s great that our paths have finally crossed! The Shondes are a really cool punk band who’ve been praised by Picthfork, MTV, Entertainment Weekly and many others, and who are playing in Liverpool for the very first time…

First off, our bands will join Mashemon and So Sexual for a gig at the new Lomax in Liverpool, next Friday 19th October. Doors 8pm, only £3 in! It’ll be an amazing night with film projections, DJ and four ace bands… if you’re around, don’t miss it!

Next, Dirtblonde and The Shondes will support Spotlight Kid at TROF Fallowfield in Manchester, on Thursday 25th October. Doors 8pm, only £3 in!

View Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/346014412146822/