Dirty Laces Q&A

Introduce yourselves – tell us about you, your background, music and formation.

We’re Dirty Laces from Manchester, we formed around 2 years ago and have been intensively hitting the live circuit across the UK. We all knew each other from previous bands that didn’t quite work out but we stuck together and just seemed to gel instantly. We’d describe ourselves as somewhat backwards looking in terms of influence we all love 60’s and 70’s bands like Cream, Led Zeppelin and The Who but we’re honestly in to everything and find ourselves influenced by many genres that usually contrast, we just love creating raw energy and making music we love playing and I think people latch onto how much we love performing which is why they come back to watch again, everyone’s there to appreciate each other and the music. 

What’s your favourite thing to do in Manchester or where do you aim for when visiting?

We’re all fairly local to the city centre and find ourselves at record stores like Vinyl Revival and Piccadilly Records we’re all very keen on vinyl and crate digging is usually a fitting way to pass the time. There’s always good gigs on at great venues like Night and Day cafe, Deaf Institute And Jimmys you can never run out of things to do. 

Which other artists are you going to try and check out at NBHD?

Definitely Fat White Family, Blinders, Sports Team and Miles Kane. 

Who would you most like to collaborate with?

We’d love to collaborate with Miles Kane, he’s well and truly made his mark and we’d love to pick at his brains for his knowledge and experience in guitar music. I’m sure we could create some magic. 

Can you remember the first song you wrote when you were young? What was it called?

One of the first songs brought to the table in this band was one of the first Tom wrote was ‘Contagious’ we all love it and it shows as it’s still in our set 2 years later to this date. 

If you could have a meal with three musicians, dead or alive, who would it be?

Jimmy Page, John Lennon and Neil Young. 

Tell us a story from your time on the road…

We once had the honour of opening a gig for Pete Doherty and ended up meeting his 2 Huskeys and sharing a bottle of rum which was quite a surreal experience as we all grew up on The Libertines and Babyshambles. There’s even photo evidence! 

What can people expect from your NBHD set?

Lots of energy and passion. Some news songs and old, we may even throw in a cover. We all have the mindset that it’s our duty to give paying fans all we have to give and more to win them over and ensure that they come to see us again. 

Plans for the rest of the year?

We’ve just sold out our headline gig at Gorilla which is quite an achievement for us. We just want to keep taking it up a step each gig in terms of venue size and performance. Expect new music, more shows and festivals, we’re really on a mission to leave our mark on music. 

Message for the fans?

Come and watch us, enjoy yourself as and bring your friends.