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The Dirty Sweets - Single/Video Review: Kick Down The Door

12 Sep 2017 // A review by Corinne Rutherford

Bogan dream band, The Dirty Sweets have released a brand new single Kick Down The Door, which is accompanied by a video featuring 1970’s NZ skateboarding footage from the documentary No More Heroes “A tribute to nostalgia, the '70s & "the asphalt desperadoes of Aotearoa who took skateboarding from a fun pursuit into a full-blown national phenomenon. Uses rare photos, a punk rock/NZ soundtrack.” And it compliments the song perfectly, for some reason it all just works. Punk rock and skateboarding just go together for some reason; perhaps it’s a no nonsense, rebellious thing. Fast, loud and thrilling.

The Dirty Sweets are no strangers to the air waves, getting plenty of play on Hauraiki and The Rock, plus other local stations, also gaining generous exposure as support act for the likes of Urge Overkill, The Datsuns, Head Like A Hole and Devilskin.

Once again likened to Motorhead, this time with a blues/garage/rock riff, this bunch of rockers from West Auckland have given us another gravelly, grungy, gritty punk inspired track to sink our teeth into. Previously described as prehistoric growl rock, this band produces some mean dirty sounds, with self-asserting lyrics; Kick Down The Door is no exception apart from the fact that I thought it sounded more punk rock then prehistoric growl and the visuals enhanced that feeling, both with the video and the 70’s inspired stunning (I might add) album art. It is definitely kick ass.

The lyrics are slightly PG rated and it has definite mosh pit factor, although I imagine body slamming would be pretty standard at a Dirty Sweets concert.

Paul, Dee Dee, Doug and Josh have a raw energy which has seen them gain popularity in the Pub scene around Auckland and Hamilton, there is no doubt their music is designed to make you sit up and take notice. And take notice you will.


Review written by Corinne Rutherford

 

About The Dirty Sweets

Their sound has memorably been described by New Zealand Musician Magazine as being akin to ‘The Munsters at an Acca Dacca convention’. Now, The Dirty Sweets return, once again flying the bogan flag boldly with a new self-titled EP that’s destined to rock you like a hurricane.

The new collection, which reunites the band with award-winning uber producer Andrew Buckton on latest single ‘Black Dawg’, has already been getting plenty of support on The Rock and Hauraki.

So keep your ears open, because this latest clutch of dirty but sweet tunes is destined to totally tear you a new one (in the best possible way).

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