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Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Dirty Sweets

The first thing I thought when I heard The Dirty Sweets was Siouxie and the Banshees. There's that great haunting goth-punk discard about them, but make no mistake about it - The Dirty Sweets are not just another retrospective punk band. Although comparisons have been made with everything from Kate Bush to Blondie before too, there are a lot of more contemporary influences here, with an edge that if anything sounds vibrantly new. The songs are sharp, and have hookingly cool guitar indie pop sounds, encompassing that distinctive punk edge, and with some hints of a Bjork’s flair to be different.

The Dirty Sweets had been tipped as an emerging band to watch in 2006, although according to their last myspace post in March of this year, the band have now split. Although they remained unsigned, their music has not been entirely lost however, thanks to a superb demo recorded last year, the tracks from which are available to download from their myspace.

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