The Dirty Lies – You’re The Same – Video

The Scottish alt-rock band The Dirty Lies are due to release the EP Cellophane later this year.

The Dirty Lies - You're The Same

The Dirty Lies




Having moved back to Scotland, this time Edinburgh, from Leeds (England) The Dirty Lies are again establishing a strong local following.

The first track to appear from the forthcoming release is the dark presence of You’re The Same. The double kick pedal gives the track menacing industrialisation while the fused instrumentation lays muffled as though appearing from behind a bank of thick fog as the slower paced vocal slurs around the ears.

Judging by You’re The SameCellophane will be an EP to grab hold of as soon as it becomes available.

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New Year Ninety 2016 – 40 to 31

With readers and bands from throughout the globe the New Year Ninety 2016 reflects both the diversity of music and range of geographic locations.

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40. Noah Hoffeld (USA)

Play Human – Noah Hoffeld is available on iTunes.*

39. The Ruminaters (Australia)

38, Psychic TV (PTV3) (USA / England)

Trip Reset – Psychic TV is available on iTunes.*

37. Safe Secrets (USA)

36. Beautiful Noize (Germany)

Rainbow Angels – Beautiful Noize is available on iTunes.*

35. Kim Killspeed (Australia)

Ultrasound – EP – Kim Killspeed is available on iTunes.*

34. White Baer (Scotland)

33. Manic Pixi (USA)

Sugar Bomb – Manic Pixi is available on iTunes.*

32. The Dirty Lies (Scotland / England)

31. Extra Spooky (USA)

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New Year Ninety 2015 – 80 to 71

Without the bands who take the time to create the music none of this would be possible. As is always the case with the New Year Ninety Chart – some of the bands featured in the chart have now disbanded – thank you for your legacy.

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From 80 to 71.

80. Indian Summer (England)

79. The Great Artiste (France)

78. .gif (Singapore)

The Wknd Sessions Ep. 83: .gif – Single – GIF is available on iTunes.*

77. Robb Hill And Brave By Numbers (Canada)

76. The Dirty Lies (England)

75. Pepa Knight (Australia)

Hypnotized Vol.1 – EP – Pepa Knight is available on iTunes.*

74. And The Kid (Croatia)

73. Sounds Of Sputnik (Russia)

72. Froskull (USA)

Froskull – Froskull is available on iTunes.*

71. Slint (USA)

Spiderland – Slint is available on iTunes.*

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The Dirty Lies

The Dirty Lies is a dark-rock band originally from Scotland and now based in Leeds, England, comprising Hamish Wickham, Tom Howell, Fred Lyth and Zander Mavor.

The Dirty Lies - Dark Rock from England

The Dirty Lies

The darkly subdued sounds of The Dirty Lies float around the room in a contemplative mood as the quartet combine instrumentation and synthetics to deliver music laden with atmosphere.


The band, through the heavy soak of the out-put, give the tracks an almost tangible feel and you find yourself reaching out for chords as they stream past. The Dirty Lies have finely balanced the down-beat nature of the material with music that you want to live for, rather than die to and the more you hear, the more you want to go on hearing.

By pronouncing the lower register of notes with a hazed vocal, the six string guitar is a stunning contrast, flickering its way through the pieces as-though a moth dancing to a light, whilst, the percussion ticks like the metronome of life.  This is music to hear in a darkened room with no other distractions.

Their six track EP Release was made available on the 18th along with, quite appropriately for the music, a limited run of cassettes – through bandcamp.

Once heard not likely to be forgotten, The Dirty Lies is, a band who I would like to hear much more of and hope that the new EP will afford them the far wider audience they deserve.

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