You may remember that a few months ago, I wrote about a band from Fife, Scotland called Dirty Summer. In my write-up, I commented that there were very few bands I could say for certain that John Peel would like, but this was one band I’d risk my neck on. They are fabulous. Download their free four track EP today!
meanwhile, 17 Seconds favourites The Black Kids‘ debut single proper ‘I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You’ is out on Monday, but you can get it on iTunes now (in the UK at any rate). C’mon let’s get it into the charts.
This is the official video:
And in case any of you didn’t see this on the BBC the other day, this is Lenny Henry introducing them on the Jools Holland Show:
Dirty Summer are Brodie A L Wishart (bass/vocals), Fergus Christie Jack (keys/vocals), and The Banister (drums/cleaning). They make fantastically raucous pop music that sounds like they are taking the mick out of everyone and everything. Given that I never never met John Peel, this might sound presumptuous, but I think I can safely say he would have loved Dirty Summer.
They say they sound like ‘Car Crash Pop’ -and they do. In the best possible way. They hail from Dunfermline, Fife and remind me of those other scots nippers that have bothered proggers and boring grown-ups over the years, Bis and The Prats. Give these a listen…