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5-6 June 2011 - The Second Traditional Tattoo + World Culture day. Dirty love have just returned from the best festival ever! A really big thank you to Phil Cummins. It was a great chance to catch up ith old friends and watch some really unique and amazing art happening - and we don't just mean tattoo's.  Coitus, Cold War and Trashcat played amongst other amazing music acts...Looking forward to next year. click below to see some of the pics...The Second Traditional Tattoo and World Culture Festival

 

...........................................................Dirty Love's next gig is with The Shocks from Berlin and they are fuckin great so don't miss em. It's at the Dublin Castle in Camden on Sunday December 10. Dirty Love on stage 9pm and there'll be an early Xmas treat for ya. See you there!

 

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate the release of our Trashed CD at the Vibe Bar. The CD is available in the shops through Shellshock distribution or you can buy direct from us on our merch page.

Our official photographer and all-round top geezer Grilly has an exhibition of his work on November 3. It's at the Castle Mayne Pub, The Knares, Basildon in Essex. TV Smith and The Straps and Dirty Love will be playing. Entry is 2 and the show starts at 8pm.

 

 

12/09/06

That huge bump you saw me with is now a baby daughter... and Dirty Love are back on the road. Starting with our 06 COMEBACK SPECIAL at the Fiddler's Elbow in Kentish Town on Thursday September 28 with Adult Section, Urban Shock and Electric Disappointment.

 

20/07/06

We had a blast at Guilfest last weekend, braving tropical temperatures on the RockSound stage. And we didn't break any strings - or waters - despite Clara being due to drop in two weeks...
There was lots of sunshine and plenty of booze, which Rob took full advantage of. He was eventually escorted off the festival site by police after being spotted gobbing on someone's rug.
Photographer to the stars Mike Burnell snapped us in action. See more Guilfest pics here or check out Mike's website.

 

13/05/06

Dirty Love are playing this year's Guilfest - supporting Billy Idol on his only UK date. The three day festival in Guilford kicks off on Friday July 14 and we're playing Sunday 16, on the same day as Billy AND The Stranglers.

 

11/05/06

Cheers to everyone who turned up to see us at the 12 Bar and Freebutt last weekend and big Love to Grilly for the photos.

 

10/05/06

BANDS AGAINST BUSH

Fundraiser gig for Stop The War Coalition
Friday June 2nd 7.30pm-2am at The Sanctuary, Digbeth, Birmingham
Featuring: The Beat, Dirty Love, Cracked Actors, 360, Cupid Stunts + guests + DJs.
Tickets 8 on the door & 7 advance booking.Cheques or postal orders to:
Stop the War
25 Cadbury Rd
Birmingham B13 9BH
Contact 07815 995974 or email bandsagainstbush or click here to buy tickets.

 

20/04/06

There's some fab Dirty Love pics from last week's 100 Club gig on the Punk Aid website, taken by our official paparazzi Grilly.

 

08/04/06

Punk4life is a cool website for punk music, old school punk, oi, community forum and lots more - and Dirty Love was their Band Of The Day for two days last week! Check em out.

 

23/01/06

This year's Punk Aid kicks off in London with a gig at the Metro Club on Monday night April 10, moving to the 100 Club in Oxford Street for Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13. Then to round it off, there's something a bit special for Friday night (14), so keep an eye and an ear out for updates!

On the music front, bands giving their services so far are The Business, Jayne County, Menace, Resistance 77, The Straps, Argy Bargy, Dirty Love, Radiators From Space, The Zips, Fire Exit, Spizzenergi, the Subways, Alternative TV, Red Letter Day, plus more to be confirmed.

 

For more info email Punk Aid

06/03/06

Cheers to everyone who missed EastEnders to turn up and see us in Dagenham on Sunday. Next gig is March 14 in Canterbury at the Beercart Arms with the fantastic Deadline.

Don't miss Dagenham's second punk rock all-dayer this Sunday (MARCH 5) with The Pork Dukes, Ed Tenpole (Tudor), Joan ov Arc, Airbomb, Dirty Love, Toxic Slut, The Fuckwits and Love an a 45.

 

Tickets are priced at 10 each or buy 5 get one free. Doors open 1pm. Call Clive on 07931 939 462 for more info.

18/02/06

Albert's other band Emergency are supporting The Avengers at The Thatched House in Stockport on Saturday 25th Feb, so if you're up north, get down there!

 

14/01/06

Dirty Love are supporting Anti Nowhere League at The Cartoon in Croydon on Tuesday Feb 7. Get advance tickets from the Cartoon website before it sells out!
The Cartoon 179-183 London Road, Croydon (020 8239 1616). Doors open 8pm, tickets 8.

 

08/12/05

Dirty Love were featured in this month's CEN Magazine. It's a glossy arts and music mag for the East End an you can pick up a free copy at Spitz, the Rhythm Factory, Idea Store and places like that. Diana More took some cool photos on Brick Lane before our John Peel tribute gig, which you can view on our pics page.

 

27/11/05

'Baby You Suck' is getting played on Xfm Unsigned on Monday 28 November at around 10pm. If we get enough votes we'll get daytime airplay and become rich beyond our wildest dreams. So please vote for us!! Xfm Unsigned

 

26/10/05

Halloween all-dayer at The Boston Arms in Tufnell Park, north London, not to be missed!!!

 

06/10/05

We had a blast getting trashed in Czech with Jayne County and the Punk Aid crew last weekend. With 40p pints and wicked strawberry vodkas on the menu it was always gonna get messy... the locals loved us and Clara and Lizzi were presented with a teacup and saucer from the hotel's finest set of china as a token of their appreciation.

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29/09/05

There's a flurry of activity in the Dirty Love camp this October, starting with our appearance at the Punk Aid festival in Czech (1). A bit closer to home, we have The Underworld in Camden supporting Jayne County (12), a John Peel tribute night at The Vibe Bar on Brick Lane (13), The Rhythm Factory in Whitechapel (18), Okupational Hazard somewhere in London (22) and a Halloween Special at The Dome in Tufnell Park (29).

22/09/05

Get all the latest Dirty Love gossip in the latest issue of Negative Reaction. Peter and the Test Tube Babies, New York Rel-X and Runnin Riot also get a grilling. Get your hands on a copy by sending a quid and SAE to 20 New Front Street, T/Lea, Stanley, Co Durham, DH9 9LY, UK. As it says on the front, this fanzine is BETTER THAN SEX (with Ann Widdecombe)...

03/09/05

Due to unpresidented demand we've re-issued our critically acclaimed EP "Baby You Suck'. You can buy one RIGHT NOW online on our merch page for 2.50.

SEP 2005

Dirty Love will be playing alongside Jayne County and Menace at Punk Aid in Czech. The festival is in Teplice (about an hour from Prague) on Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1. We're on at 2.30pm on Saturday. The line up includes Loikaemie, Los Paraliticos, The Anoraks, Age Of Chaos, The Roosters, NVU and Model 77. Expect camping, cheap booze and filthy hangovers. Bob Geldof did ask us to play Live 8, of course, but we don't approve of his hair do.

Dirty Love have a new site on Myspace where you can download MP3s and get an eyeful of our fans.

MAY 2005

We've done an interview with Rebeccca from punk rock online bible Punk & Oi! in the UK. You'll also be able to find out the latest Dirty Love scandal in the next issues of Cat's Penis and Suspect Device fanzines.

Sorry boys, you missed your chance. Dirty Love bassist Clara got hitched to Marvin (of Varukers fame) on May 7. Deadline, Demented Are Go, Las Vegas Elvis and Rabies Babies provided the entertainment at the reception.

The Dirty Love debut EP is now available to buy on CD. Click here to buy one online, priced 4 including P&P. OR you can download 'Baby You Suck' and 'Time To Go' for FREE on our Music page. The tracklisting is:

Baby You Suck
Crazy Love
Time To Go
Taste So Good

The songs were recorded over three days at J Studios in Hackney. And it ROCKS like a crack factory in Gibraltar.

MARCH 2005

The singer of seminal crustcore band Doom died last month. Details of Wayne's death aren't yet known but it is believed to be related to his epilepsy. Dirty Love were due to support Doom in Bristol on May 1. Obviously the gig will not be going ahead and Dirty Love offer our best wishes to everyone who knew Wayne. Rest in punk.

This month's Punk Aid festival has been cancelled. The punk weekender in Hemsby, Norfolk, was called off due to poor advance ticket sales (they obviously didn't know Dirty Love had been added to the bill) and the event's main sponsors going bust. Dirty Love were booked for the Friday night.

The Dirty Love demo has been recorded and will get its final mix later this month. It'll be your first chance to hear 'Tastes So Good', 'Crazy Love', 'Time To Go' and 'Baby You Suck'. The demo, which will be available to download on this site, was recorded over two days at a studio in Hackney.

We're playing with UK SUBS, MENACE and THE ANORAKS, plus a special guest from the USA this Sunday March 20 at The Standard in Walthamstow. The gig is to raise money for Punk Aid, which got cancelled. It's £6 in and doors are open 6pm until late. The venue is opposite Blackhorse Road tube station. More info on Punk Aid further down.

Cheers to everyone who braved the sub-zero temperatures in the Poison Depot last week to see us. The Pigeons pub in Stratford lost its music licence just TWO days before the gig supporting Varukers. So the gig was moved at the last minute to a squatted warehouse in East London. And it was fuckin freezing.

FEB 2005

Albert Awful was seen recently on telly playing in a band with Jonathan Ross and Vic Reeves. Our spiky blond guitarist played bass for spoof band Fat Punks in Ross's BBC Three documentary FU-2.

You can catch Dirty Love supporting veteran punkers Chelsea at the Garage in Highbury, London on Feb 4. The Lurkers and 999 were booked for the night but Chelsea stepped in when they had to cancel. Original member Jeff Miles will be flying in from the States to play bass.

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