MySpace Review – Dirty 9s


Ah, it’s late in the day and Tickets There is frustrated. We’ve wanted to do another review since finding the excellent Floyd Soul and the Wolf yesterday and uncover another of Irelands…..relatively unknown…ah no, ye lot know all these acts already. Tickets There doesn’t because here at TTHQ, we don’t believe in radio’s are television. Especially not when shows like the X-Factor are on (fucking pricks . just stop watching that shit or they’ll keep fucking making it!)

Dublin band, Dirty 9s caught our attention (goodish name) and Indie / Rock always deserves a check. Don’t know a thing about this band so without further ado let the review begin.

We’ve never seen the band live or heard their record.

I’m getting sick of this sample shit on loads of bands MySpace these days. Normally TT would pass them over but luckily (maybe not) for them there’s a video of first song Lucy Opus. Hmm, Brian Melko, no make-up  singing any one of the pop / rock track out there. About as Irish as the union jack and about as interesting as this review’s gonna be. Catchy in the same way that Snow Patrol is catchy. Like, just because it’s stuck in your head doesn’t mean it’s good, it sometimes means that you heard a really annoying song and you can’t shake it off. They can write, they can play but there’s no imagination here and it may as well have been written by any other pop rock band.

Look to the Left is up next. Another clean living, blandish kind of song. Actually, I’m being far too hard. These guys are much better than most of the crap out there. They just ain’t Tickets There’s thing. The singer sounds very like Cormac Battle on this one and he’s quite a good singer but the music ya know? It’s just on and unmoving-ish. Any band with two guitar players should be able to up the Balls dosage of these tracks but they don’t, much to our disappointment. At least they’re better than that Fight Like Apes, Chongo Pop, Kill Krinkle Club, Grand Pocket Orchestra horse-shit!! (God, we love bashing those bands so much!)

Weeknight Lovers sounds closer to an old JJ72 song, especially with yer mans (voice all high pitched and sounding cleaner than a bar of soap. Quite a nice song actually. Very simple, quiet and atmospheric. Tickets There likes this one.

Well, final opinion. You could do alot worse but we just feel there is enough Snow Patrols in the world without encouraging more. Weeknight Lovers is a very good song and deserves to be heard so for that reason alone, we’re giving the link. Go check them out and make yer own minds up.

It’s not rock or indie though, it’s pop and singer / songwriter


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