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Dirty Laces


DIRTY LACES
L’Esprit Du Temps
Golden Robot Records
Release: 28 January 2022

DIRTY LACES release their new EP ‘L’Esprit Du Temps’out now on Golden Robot Records.

DIRTY LACES have been making an impact on the Manchester music scene for a few years. Delivering a high octane, punk tinged sound, blended with some of the legendary UK classic rock influences, DIRTY LACES hit you with heavy riffs and addictive melodies that produce powerful Mancunian rock’n’roll with a dirty garage edge.

L’Esprit Du Temps the new EP by DIRTY LACES see’s their coming of age and venture into a psyche-garage wonderland. The four track EP shows many faces of the band with depth and dynamic range covering themes of self-discovery and socio-political liberation. The EP will be released digitally via Golden Robot Records on 28th January.
 
The band has released two stunning singles in the lead up to the EP release, ‘Breathe’ and ‘These Days’ which saw them earn global recognition.
 
Listen/Buy L’Esprit Du Temps HERE
 
L’Esprit Du Temps – Track by Track
These Days: ‘These Days’ is the band’s first release since the nation stood still, changed, and became quite unfamiliar. As the band was forced into isolation from one another they were left with the breathing space and time to explore conceptual themes and the message that they wanted to convey in their music and how to move on and expand from themes of power, struggle, and self-awareness covered in their last single ‘You’.  
  
‘These Days’ has become almost a time capsule about the age we now live in, the history of class struggle and the rise and fall of Empires, not carrying the sentiment of defeat and apathy, the message is positive, with hope nothing will defeat us.  

Exile: ‘Exile’ is a four to the floor dance song that is a beast live and gets the walls shaking. The haunting intro riff seamlessly evolves to Zeppelin like sleaze. The band take the youthful energy they had in early recordings but seem to deliver it in a refined & mature package. 

Even Ground: ‘Even Ground’ continues the theme’s covered in the rest of the EP but sees them delve into unfamiliar musical territories with a surprisingly fresh outcome.  
  
Breathe: Fear, loathing, and pages of notebooks filled in between; North Manchester’s Dirty Laces edge closer to their anticipated debut LP with surprising new single ‘Breathe.’ Exploring life’s riddles whilst gently exhaling as its own tale of the unexpected, it also sees the band expand their audio-visual horizons by collaborating with the city’s creative Happy Daze video crew for the first time. 
  
“Breathe is Dirty Laces stripped back and raw,” explains the band’s bassist, Tom, of the song’s unusually mellow sound. “It brings to the surface issues that dawn on every human such as their own mortality and the struggle to discover oneself. As a band we aren’t afraid to be vulnerable and express our inner feelings.” 
  
With lyrics nodding to the literary works of Huxley’s Brave New World and Hunter S Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, ‘Breathe’ is another well-observed bend in Dirty Laces’ meandering journey so far. Plunging the existential toe-dipping of previous singles ‘You’ and ‘These Days’ to even greater depths, it emerges from the band’s escapist writing process of absorbing the world around them then projecting inwards aggravations outwards, to craft a classic rock sound bellying their years. 

ABOUT DIRTY LACES
Striding between the Cotton Mills of North Manchester, Dirty Laces bring hypnotic rhythms, piercing riffs and a natural grasp for melody.
  
They are comfortable in their own skin and unafraid to take risks. Bolstered by the music they were raised on, Dirty Laces encapsulate the true spirit of rock & roll with their uncompromising song-crafting and passion that oozes in their live performances. 
  
The band have gone from strength to strength selling out multiple shows in their hometown and building a fan-base the old school way, relentlessly shaking venues in the UK with their explosive set.
  
Invited to support their hero Peter Doherty on more than one occasion, along with sitting comfortably on multiple major festival line-ups, the future is definitely bright for Dirty Laces. 
  
Following up their single ‘Back on the Line’, Dirty Laces returned to the legendary Parr Street studios to record their last single ‘You’. Since its release, the psychedelic rock anthem has been praised by BBC Radio 6’s Chris Hawkins, described as a blend of Led Zeppelin and The Verve with a fresh contemporary edge.

Dirty Laces – Breathe

Dirty Laces – These Days

Dirty Laces – You

Dirty Laces – Back of the Line

Dirty Laces – Moving Pictures

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