The Band describes their sound as Happy Hard Rock and their influences are worn as a badge of honour with the likes of Joan Jett, The Donnas, AC/DC, and The Ramones to name but a few. The band was formed back in the 2000s and has undergone some personnel changes up to this point of the new album coming out. 2020 sees them release their finest bunch of songs to date on ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’
We caught up with lead singer Mirjam and fired some questions at her to find out just Who are The Dirty Denims and can you introduce yourself to RPM Online…
|With their latest release ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’ The Dirty Denims bring a versatile album full of Hard Rock, Power Pop and Punk Rock.
Back in November 2019 they released part 1 (including 2 singles) of their latest album on cd and online streaming services. Then on July 3rd the complete album came out on cd, vinyl and online.
In the opening track ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’, you hear how much they enjoyed recording the album with this new line-up (with Suzanne on drums and Marc on bass). ‘Turn Off The Radio’ is about commercial radio stations’ noise pollution and in ‘Too Much Information’ they take you on an annoying public transport trip.
‘Creatures Of The Night’ turns out to be a successful first single for the complete album, with some cool The Cult vibes. The lyrics describe the famous kitchen scene from the 80s movie The Gremlins. ‘Roll The Dice’ is a way of singer Mirjam telling herself and the listeners to take more chances every now and then.
The Dirty Denims played some large festivals like Lowlands, Rockin’ Park, Zwarte Cross and Bospop and supported Slash, Whitesnake, Golden Earring, Extreme, Cheap Trick and Steel Panther. Their song “24-7-365” got them national airplay on the biggest radiostation of The Netherlands 3FM. The song also was featured in 2 international Comedy Central campaigns. So headway is being made on the continent but here in the UK headway is still needed which is where we come in.
Band pic – Willem Wouterse