Gig Review

The Dirty Youth
Bristol, Thekla
14th October 2014

The Dirty Youth                            

Photo Of The Dirty Youth © Copyright TriggerWe headed down to Bristol on a rainy Tuesday night to check out South Wales finest new rockers The Dirty Youth as they played the Thekla, which happens to be one of the most exciting venues in Bristol due to the fact that the Thekla is an old cargo ship moored in the Mud Dock area of Bristol and since the early 90’s it has been a number one night club hot spot for the city as well as a top gig venue which has hosted so many big names throughout the years from Pete Doherty, Franz Ferdinand and so many others in this intimate 400 capacity venue.

The Dirty Youth released their debut album ‘Red Light Fix’ back in 2011 and since then they have played various headline shows, toured alongside Korn, The Rasmus, Reckless Love as well as playing major festivals like the Download Festival which they played back in June and now The Dirty Youth are gearing up to release their second studio EP ‘Gold Dust Part 1’.

Photo Of The Dirty Youth © Copyright TriggerThe Thekla tonight was way under capacity with only about 100 people in attendance and I would say a good half of the people travelled down the motorway from South Wales to show support to their favourite band The Dirty Youth, even two members of Bullet For My Valentine were in attendance.

When it comes to putting on a show The Dirty Youth are pros as from start to finish their set was a full on energetic experience as they started with the explosive ‘I’m Not Listening To You’ Photo Of The Dirty Youth © Copyright Triggerwhich was then followed up the likes of ‘Darkest Wedding’, ‘Bury Me Next To Elvis’, ‘Crying Out For You’ but it was the likes of Requiem Of The Drunk’ and ‘Fight’ where things proper picked up as singer Danni Monroe encouraged the crowd to get involved as the band played through the songs like their lives depended on it executing more energy than they do on record.

The set came to an end with ‘Fight’ and after a good 5 minute wait The Dirty Youth came back on stage to play their Photo Of The Dirty Youth © Copyright Triggerlatest single ‘Alive’ and it went down a storm as the band jammed out on stage solidly as Danni Monroe energetically threw herself across the stage dancing and singing her heart out for one last time.

It is safe to say that The Dirty Youth know how to put on a good show, they have a great collection of songs, they gel well as a band and being on the road solidly for the past couple of years has worked wonders for them as tonight’s show ran smooth with no hiccups at all, however Photo Of The Dirty Youth © Copyright TriggerThe Dirty Youth only played for 45minutes and only managed to play 9 songs in that time with the show coming to an end at 9.30pm I just feel that with a studio album under their belts and a new EP on the way that they should of upped their game and played for a bit longer but I guess for £8 you really can’t complain too much as The Dirty Youth put on a solid show and there were also two well talked about support bands on before.

The Dirty Youth 4/5

Review By Trigger

 The Dirty Youth

Danni Monroe
Matt Bond
Luke Padfield
Leon Watkins
Freddie Green

 Band Related Links
The Dirty Youth Facebook
 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?