Dirty Thrills - 07.29.13

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Dirty Thrills - 07.29.13The following is a mini interview of generic questions that we posed to all bands that wanted to answer:

Dirty Thrills


How did you get your band name?
Like all bands, it took a while to finally decide on a name. It was Louis who thought of the idea and the name describes our music perfectly.

How did the band get started?
Jack, Stevo and Louis all knew each other from attending music college in London. Louis knew Jamie from his home village of Albourne, Wiltshire, where he grew up. Louis asked him to join after a successful pub jam night. This all took place late 2012.

What bands are you influenced by?
Queens of the Stone Age, Rival Sons, Led Zeppelin, Jack White and Black Keys.

If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would they be and why?
We would tour with Queens of the Stone age as Josh Homme has his own Cigarette Roadie and is therefore the coolest man alive.

Best food to eat on tour?
Fruit smoothies.

Why should people listen to your band?
To quote the great Justin Timberlake, 'We're bringing sexy back', and if no one likes it 'Cry Me A River'...

If you could be any athlete, which one would you switch places with?
Paul Gascoine, because he knows how to party.

If you won a grammy, who would you thank?
Family, friends and the cast of Labyrinth, as this film had a huge influence in our writing.

If you could change something about the music industry, what would it be?
The removal of 'talent' shows, as well as One Direction and Justin Bieber.

Memorable tour experience?
Louis, whilst narcoticated, voluntarily pooed in his own pants, because the nearest toilet was too far away, followed a few hours later by a trip down the motorway going arie as a cup off piss thrown from the window came back into the car via the back window, coating the rest of the band mates in urine.

What doe AP.net mean to you?
A chance to expand our fan base and message.

What is your favorite song to play?
We love opening our sets with our song 'Shivers', as it really gets the crowd going.

What is your vacation spot of choice?
We love going to Wiltshire, where Louis (lead singer) has a studio in his house. It's a great retreat from busy touring in London.

What music reminds you of your childhood?
Elvis, Hendrix, Pulp and Rage Against The Machine.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?Why?
The force because everyone wants to be a Jedi!

Any pre-show superstitions or rituals?
Jack gets drunk, Louis goes silent, Jamie meditates and Stevo warms up.

What is something that most fans don't know about you?
Lead singer Louis James' dad was a famous singer in the Moody Blues in the 60's.

What is your assesment of the current state of radio?Do you think it's a place where your band could flourish?
We could fit in with mainstream radio, such as xfm and radio 1. QOTSA are regularly played on these stations, alongside black keys, so we could.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Lots of exercise to counteract the beers.

What kind of hidden talents do you have?
Louis can speak fluent French.
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