The Dirges: When Laughing Got You Killed

The Dirges are a loud sleazy punk’n’roll band from California – infact they are the house band of LA’s infamous Molly Malone’s – which as you all know as the birth place of Flogging Molly. So do The Dirges sound like Flogging Molly? Yes and no. Sure they are Punk’n’Irish but clones of FM – no way. It’s much more sleazy rock’n’roll guitars with a love of The Pogues (Dirty Old Town and Jessie James are covered and the band pay tribute to himself in The Ballad of Shane MacGowan). Closest comparison I can think of is a more Irish sounding Swingin Utters or a much more punky Filthy Thieving Bastards. Good stuff.


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