Dirty Mitts just want to rock out, so better hear or steer out of the way. The band from UK, Poland, and Egypt have a lot to offer, given their different introductions to rock. The same way, they have some great ingredients to add in this scrumptious cocktail that is this band. This is their EP, Hands Off.
It would be evident with an album title like that, people would naturally want to listen to their songs. From the opening riff of You Better Run!, the band is given an opening warning sign in disguise of a pit bull wearing a grenade jacket. Tommy brings his A game to the vocals every time, they expect it from those bluesy, memorable lyrics. Both the guitarists are Mo, so it should show why they have such great sync. They are the Young brothers of this band, the boon rhythm section. Together, the 5 pronged spear is always ready to strike.
How do you not love a riff like My Show? It has that Whole Lotta Rosie odd time catch, and you’ll hear people yelling this on the streets. I mean, good for the band and us, who doesn’t want a new rock band to fall in love with? Ball and Chain brings us back to the classic rock fan moment, singing about the woman in your life. Dirty Mitts don’t want it to sound that bland, so this track packs the energy twofold.
If you thought that song was lovely, their love for women doesn’t stop there. This could be suggested to me by the sticky hot riff of Women, which Dirty Mitts execute once more to perfection. A good riff can be hummed, sung and memorized usually in one listen. Target achieved, all around.
One of their best singles of all time comes with Ride the Storm, it sounds like a classic UFO riff. Mo 1 & 2 bring the thunder with the kind of weight only a real storm would carry. The band goes berserk, and they should. Their EP is closing, and a champagne on their hull won’t be enough. They’re going for carnage, and they’re doing one hell of a job of it.
I tend to stick to my classic favourites in rock, but Dirty Mitts is one of those bands that seeped through my playlist. It has a rhythm and groove that just won’t stop infiltrating my head. They have the charisma, the style and the ways to execute a song so that it becomes your earworm for the week. This EP would be great in the 2nd season of Sons of Anarchy, a great show with solid themes and an underrated soundtrack. Listen to their spectacular EP here and follow the guys for more addictive music sure to come!