Dirty Water Records

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Fungal Punk: Los Bengala "Incluso Festivos"

It goes without saying that when I am requested to review any produce from the Dirty Water Records stable I get slightly aroused.   The reason for this perverse reaction (of which I make no apology) is that, over the years, the label has given me untold delight with quality release after quality release.  In fact, along with Do The Dog Records, I would name these peddlers of noise as the very best labels to have tickled my tastebuds in recent times.

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Dynamite Magazine: Los Bengala "Incluso Festivos"

Los Bengala are probably not a classic rock'n'roll band: They are a duo from Northern Spain, which initially took place in the region soul and funk , but now obviously wanted to have a little fun. The label Dirty Water discovered the guitarist and the drummer on stage in London and was instantly in love with this snotty - trashy sound.

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RingMasterReview: The Sons of Bido Lito "Avalanche"

Some songs just frisk ears with their creative tenacity; finger the imagination and fondle the psyche with a tempting which almost seems like it has been engineered just to fit personal tastes. One such irresistible enticement for us is Avalanche, the new thrill laden single from UK garage/psych rockers The Sons of Bido Lito. The two track encounter is pure addiction on 7” vinyl courtesy of Dirty Water Records; a pair of songs which from different directions unite to create aural manna for swerving bodies and lusty thoughts.

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El Lado Oscuro de la Luna: Los Bengals "Incluso Festivos"

Garage feline? What's that cat's Garage? The answer lies in including holidays, Zaragoza debut tandem Los Bengala , which has already awakened us curiosity "coining a new genre" 10 songs of rock’n’roll, grungy, cool and garage-y where Guillermo Sinnerman and Borja Tellez (guitar and voice THE FAITH KEEPERS, respectively) take the nails, as they say, only rhythm and machete.

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Schwindy's Indie Music Spotlight: Los Bengala "Incluso Festivos"

One test for an album is whether you can get into it even when you don't understand any of the words. If you do, then you know the band is really on to something. On the new album Incluso Festivos Los Bengala can definitely draw you in even if you don't understand the Spanish lyrics.

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Pure Rawk: Los Bengala "Incluso Festivos"

Incluso Festivos is a great hidden gem of an album.  Los Bengala are unlikely to become household names in this country due to the language barrier, but they have a great sound with terrific, catchy choruses (even though I can’t understand the lyrics), big hooks, and excellent riffs.  There is a real summery quality to their music, and the Spanish twist that permeates every corner of this album is a welcome change of pace.  A fantastic surprise, and a genuinely excellent album. 5/5

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RingMasterReview: Los Bengala "Incluso Festivos"

If it is released by Dirty Water Records it is going to be worth checking out. That is a theory we have bred over time which once again is proven to be spot on as Spanish duo Los Bengala turn the day into one of devilish festivity with debut album Incluso Festivos. Seeded in garage rock but embracing many more prime flavours of rock ‘n’ roll, the ten track encounter is a perpetual feast of sound and fun.

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RingMasterReview: Les Gry-Grys "Left Unseen"

Time to dig out those Go-go and Cuban heeled Chelsea boots or your brightest Winkle Pickers, French rockers Les Grys-Grys offer the perfect opportunity to give them a feverish work out with new single Left Unseen. Consisting of two tracks which whip up a frenzy for feet and a nostalgic appetite to get greedy with, the band confirm themselves as one of the exciting new faces on the garage rock scene.

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London Times: The Gories at Dirty Water Club

The Gories may be an obscure name, but their influence far outweighs their popularity. Inspired by 1950s R&B and mid-1960s high school garage bands, this Detroit trio came together in 1986 to make incredibly primitive rock’n’roll: jungle drums, two buzzsaw guitars knocking out basic chords and scratchy riffs, no bass, lyrics about cheap wine and bad women.

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Vive le Rock: Archie and the Bunkers

DIRTY WATER RECORDS have announced the signing of teenage tearaways ARCHIE & THE BUNKERS with an album release planned for the autumn.

Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, this frighteningly young duo comprise Cullen O’Connell (16) on keys and vocals and Emmett O’Connell (14) on drums and vocals. They play what they call Hi-Fi Organ Punk – which Emmett describes as, “rock’n’roll that’s been peeled back to its raw foundation” – and cite influences from jazz organ legend Jimmy Smith to The Stooges and The Dead Boys.

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Return of the Pandoras

Guitar slinging, garage rock shouter Kim Shattuck is rock ‘n’ roll’s penultimate bad girl. Lanky, gregarious and boundlessly talented, the Glendale resident doesn’t candy-coat anything, never runs from controversy, and her role as both an unvarnished truth-teller and untamed show stopper is refreshingly genuine. 

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Reviews: The Sons of Bido Lito

The Sons of Bido Lito headlining in Tent 3 were our next stop off. Typically the tent was very busy so we watched from the bandstand. Again this was a local band so had a great crowd. Split Festival is quite right to showcase its local talent because it’s made visitors such as us aware of some great new sounds and The Sons of Bido Lito were no exception.

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