I saw the Dirty Cuts last Sunday night in Glasgow at the Captain’s Rest in Glasgow.
To say their set made a deep, lasting impression on me would be something of an understatement.
Puzzlingly, they are currently unsigned – but on the strength of the tracks on their myspace page and their live performances, this should not be the case for long. They look cool, they sound cool – oh and they play like gods as well.
Their influences include (according to their myspace):Jim Jones, Heidi Klum, Dirk Wears White Sox, Sex at Bus Stops, Ritilin, The Pleasure Principle, Velour Tracksuits, Black Monk Time, Diminutive Front Women, S & M, Adolescent Sex, Mesopotamia, Felatio, Jackie Onassis, Flush The Fashion, Androgeny, Soldier, Julio Iglesias, Breakfast In America, Giacomo Casanova, Propaganda, Dov Charney, Gold Und Liebe, Big Bam Boom, Jesus, Trans-Europe Express, McCartney II, Liberace, Controversy, Hot Space, Bad Taste
…do you think someone’s taking the mickey, ever so slightly?
Anyway, Billy the singer, Karen the drummer, guitarist Kevin and very friendly bassist Matt make a glorious riot of noise, as will be proved when you listen to their myspace. ‘Two Page Spread’ ‘ sounds great, as in ‘future single’ as does a track called ‘Yummy Mummy’ which they sent me later on in the week.
Then come back and tell me what you think. They’ve been working with Chris ‘Beans’ Geddes from belle and Sebastian too – how cool is that?