Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, a hub of historical soul and blues that crafted much of the world’s modern music, Dirty Streets have spent years on the road and in the studio forging their own style. They’ve moved from DIY, independant recordings to ambitiously self-produced studio ventures over the course of five albums. Their fifth, and latest, LP, Distractions, is an explosively charged follow-up to their acclaimed 2015 release White Horse, which contains a unique style of heavy, soulful and sometimes psychedelic rock. Recorded at the historic Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis, the album pushes the sonic palette of the band to the next level with an eclectic mix of songs. Drawing from influences that span from the bluesy twang of Howlin’ Wolf and Wilson Pickett, to the heady expansiveness of Hendrix and Donovan, Distractionslives in its own time and place. The album was recorded live in the studio by Matt Qualls and Wesley Graham in the room where the raw and explosive energy of the Yardbirds’ iconic “Train Kept a Rollin’” was originally put to tape. This album continues the tradition.
”When it comes to taking volcanic early-70s-style blues rock to modern times, Dirty Streets are now furlongs ahead.” – CLASSIC ROCK
“… hard edged, thumping guitar music with licks and vocals reminiscent of Gregg Allman circa ‘Whipping Post.’ It is powerful stuff and whether you call it Swamp Boogie, blues, rock, or half a dozen other labels that approximate the sound, it is ultimately a cauldron of primordial emotion from which musical magic emerges. Here is a hard-rocking band with a sublime mastery of lyrics and THAT is all too rare. Simply put, Dirty Streets is a band that delivers on all levels.” – Marc Michael, THE PULSE
“Distractions honours the south’s hard-rocking musical tradtitions and adds a high voltage boost. Best played loud.” – Duncan Fletcher, SHINDIG! MAGAZINE
“… a hard-hitting blast of eleven arena-ready rock tunes best cranked to maximum volume.” – GLIDE MAGAZINE
“Memphis trio Dirty Streets brings the blues and the boogie on their latest album and their no-frills, less talk/more rock approach serves them well.” – ALL MUSIC
[Rating 10/10] “…astounding in almost every single way.” – MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC