Dirty Fences - US
It’s a shame there aren’t more bands like Dirty Fences these days. You know what we’re talking about: Acts made up of musicians who know how to play their instruments, write timeless songs and have a blast while doing it. Fresh off releasing a well-‐received self-‐titled EP on Volcom last year the band are now ready to unleash their full-‐length Too High To Kross—and if you think rock n’ roll is dead, get ready for your world to be flipped off its axis. DirtyFences refer to themselves as a gang and that mentality is evident in every razor sharp riff and perfectly executed harmony on Too High To Kross, an album that evokes early American rock and punk acts such as Red Kross, MC5, Johnny Thunders, The Ramones and The Stooges. However those names are just reference points because what Dirty Fences is doing is truly unique and moreover it’s rambunctious, melodic, fun and dangerous…
When Dirty Fences aren’t on the road odds are that you can find them at their house in Brooklyn, complete with a practice space in the basement and a quarter pipe in the backyard. “If we’re not practicing downstairs we’re writing song, booking a tour or listening to records, we have a tireless work ethic”, Comaskey explains. “We don’t have careers; this is what we’re going to do for the rest of our lives and so it has to come first and everything else has to work around the band”. Then there’s the aforementioned live show, which is a raucous explosion of riffs, energy and enthusiasm that makes every DIY venue feel like an arena. “It’s a party onstage and we have the entire crowd going completely insane then we’ll bring it down for a minute to get everyone’s attention before we bring it back and knock everyone on the floor again,” Comaskey explains.
Satisfying a youthful obsession with early KISS and Motley Crüe, then discovering the fortunate truth of The Dictators and Ramones, they have finally slammed into the Slovenly path with the “Full Tramp” LP (out may 2015).