Drone & Spoken Word for National Poetry Day!

To celebrate today’s National Poetry Day, Dirtblonde have decided to make a new track available, called ‘Your Story’. It mixes Ivan’s dronescape with Lula’s dark poetry. The original poem featured on Lula’s first poetry collection, At 3 o’clock I think of sex and death.

Dirtblonde’s next gig in Liverpool will take place at The Lomax later this month, on Friday 19th October, supporting The Shondes (from Brooklyn, NY). Also on the bill, So Sexual and Mashemon.


Abandon Normal Devices gig! Dirtblonde play The Long Night of the AND Festival @ Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool!

Dirtblonde will be doing a very special set at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool this month, as part of the Long Night of the AND (Abandon Normal Devices) Festival.

The Long Night of the AND festival...

The Long Night of the AND festival...

After our ace Andy Warhol’s Factory gig in Manchester last month (considered to have been one of our best!) we’ll tone things down and once again do something quite different than usual gigs.

We’ll be mixing poetry with electric guitars and play some acoustic songs, including ones we’ve never done before.  Influences/ inspiration for this set includes Terrence Malick’s Badlands film, Link Wray, Patti Smith and Joy Division, amongst other things.  

Lula will be reading some extracts from her debut poetry collection, At three o’clock I think of sex and death, recently launched at an event at the Bluecoat gallery (click here for more info about this release) 

Because this gig will be quite different than the usual Dirtblonde set, we decided to call ourselves Malcontents for this event. It’s still Ivan, Lula and a drum-machine…but different. So come and don’t miss this one-off gig!

Ivan and Lula will turn into Malcontents for one night only...

Ivan and Lula will turn into Malcontents for one night only...

In addition to all this, Ivan will be the DJ for the night, providing some cool, atmospheric sounds (expect stuff like Air, Stereolab, Serge Gainsbourg, Radiohead, etc…)


The Long Night of the AND Festival, @ Walker Art Gallery, William Brown St. Liverpool. Thursday 24th September, from 5pm.  FREE ENTRY!

Other acts will also be performing, and it’ll be a great opportunity to preview the new Bridget Riley: Flashback exhibition!