Dirty Words And Pictures Club

Blazing out of London comes the amusingly titled Dirty Words & Pictures Club, but this is were the “amusing” tag from me stops. With their no holds barred rock sound, with it’s bluesy edge, you know you are in for a treat.

They describe themselves as grungey-stoner rock – now I am not 100% what that means (I’ll feel a bit of Wikipedia coming on), but these guys have a tight sound that grows on you.

Formed a few years back with Matt and Mike, the current line up was cemented when bassist Arby joined for the final of Battle Of The Bands in Camden, as the existing bassist had to return overseas. They won; and the chemistry has been working wonders since, and they can be seen gigging through numerous promoters in London.

Dirty Words And Pictures Club

The EP opens with “Elephant Gun” which comes blazing in with what feels like a “everyman” vibe, not to mention a cracking guitar lick. These guys have that full bodied sound that betrays the fact there is only the 3 of them.

Dirty Words And Pictures Club

This is followed by “Breath In, Breathe Out” showing more power and distorted guitar work, all polished off with great vocal harmonies just to off-set proceedings. This is one of those understated tracks that you always remember having more power than you thought it had. It takes no prisoners-no doubt an ideal crowd pleaser in a small venue.

Closing the EP is “Curtains” with its fairly cutting but cracking guitar intro, the drums and bass come pounding in as “Curtains” kicks off. This track has a particular dark feel to it, and possibly not a happy one with the line “Get up now, you’ve been asleep too long”. With it’s simple and repeated lyric it is also a fitting close to the EP.

Each track offers something slightly different, yet flows with ease and dexterity. As ever, when you hear a great band, and you only have an EP, those few tracks are never enough, but if this is a taster for a full length album then we are all in for a treat!

Line Up
Mike – Vocals & Guitar
Matt – Drums
Arby – Bass

Elephant Gun
Breathe In Breathe Out


Words by Jon.

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