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!

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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

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Dirtblonde DJ Set at Kazimier Garden!

This Summer has been quite often a depressing washout but one of the best things that happened in Liverpool was the opening of the new beer garden at the Kazimier… we love it there!
Kazimier Garden Liverpool Dirtblonde DJ set Friday 3rd August at the Kazimier Garden, Liverpool!

So, we’re quite pleased to announce that Ivan will be doing a DJ set at the Kazimier Garden on Friday 3rd August! Expect 60’s Brazilian music, French psychedelia, Trunk Records oddities and lots of other cool stuff!

The Kazimier Garden will be THE place to be this weekend in Liverpool, with FestEvol going on on Saturday… so why not get started one day earlier and visit the Kazimier on Friday and enjoy some cool music!

From 8pm. FREE ENTRY!

*UPDATE

The DJ set was a success… Ivan played some really cool stuff and got lots of people dancing! Here’s some of the tracks played:

  • Thee Oh Sees, ‘I Need Seed’
  • Black Lips, ‘Oh Katrina’, ‘Veni Vidi Vici’
  • Azealia Banks, ‘212’
  • Kool Keith, ‘Trees’
  • Santigold, ‘Freak Like Me’
  • Jay Z vs. Danger Mouse, ’99 Problems’
  • Brian Jonestown Massacre, ‘Anemone’
  • Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot, ‘Contact’
  • Stereolab, ‘We’re Not adult Oriented’
  • Olivia Tremor Control, ‘The Opera House’
  • Johnny Trunk, ‘Zeus’, ‘Crank Two’
  • Basil Kirchin, ‘Viva Tamla Motown’
  • CAN, ‘Millionspiel’
  • Amon Dull, ‘Archangel Thunderbird’
  • Ennio Morricone, ‘La Moda’, ‘Party Music’
  • Jupiter Apple, ‘Menina Super Brasil’
  • Mutantes, ‘Nao Va Se Perder Por Ai’
  • John Maus, ‘Head For The Country’
  • Mohammed Rafi, ‘Jaan Pehechaan Ho’
  • Liverpool, ‘Danca da Chuva’
  • Jacques Dutronc, ‘Hippie Hippie Hourrah’
  • Primal Scream, ‘When The Kingdom Comes’
  • Violent Femmes, ‘Dance Motherfucker Dance’
  • British Sea Power, ‘No Lucifer’
  • The Rolling Stones, ‘Sympathy For The Devil’

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Watch ‘Brooklyn’: new Dirtblonde video!

Dirtblonde have completed a new music video, which is available now on YouTube.

click image to watch ‘Brooklyn’ on YouTube and leave your comments!

The song Brooklyn will be available for download on 19th April 2010, alongside White Horses, from www.dirtblonde.co.uk

Inspired by the band´s mini-tour around New York, Brooklyn tells a story of alienation and paranoia in an unfamiliar city…

The video was filmed at Dirtblonde’s local area, at the Liver Laundrette on Aighburth Rd, near Lark Lane, in Liverpool. (Thanks to Beryl – featured wearing a white hair net – for not chucking us out.)

Enjoy, post your comments and don’t forget to visit www.dirtblonde.co.uk again from 19th April, to download the single + bonus tracks!

New Dirtblonde song! Listen to ‘White Horses’ now!

White Horses will be available for FREE download on 19th April, as an online single alongside other newie, Brooklyn.

This song is one of our loudest, most brutal tracks yet – kinda like a full-on punk My Bloody Valentine. When we played it at Liverpool Music Week last year (supporting Bombay Bicycle Club) the audience was left literally speechless! Guess people are not used to some good rock’n’roll noise anymore…well, you’d better get used to it!

Watch new Dirtblonde video! ‘Black Candy’ (Beat Happening cover)

Ok…so we’ve posted it online a few days ago. Our noisy cover of Beat Happenings’ Black Candy, perhaps closer in spirit to the Sonic Youth version.

Click to watch Black Candy on YouTube

This video consists of live footage from a couple of Dirtblonde gigs (at Nice’n’Sleazy in Glasgow and Korova in Liverpool) and gives you a taste of the “Dirtblonde live experience” if you will!
Enjoy, and feel free to tell your friends about it!
More Dirtblonde new tracks and videos coming soon…