Dirty Laces are a young, brashful, vibrant, exciting Manchester band who have recently released their debut 1000mph EP The Modern Age.

The Modern Age is the stand out EP released by up and coming Manchester guitar band Dirty Laces.

The band take inspiration from various artists and strive to achieve the rhythmic energy of Punk bands such as the Jam with Zeppelin inspired riffs and a modern vocal swagger plus lyrical melodies inspired by 90’s Northern powerhouses Oasis and the Verve with this single acting as a homage to late 60’s Rock ‘N’ Roll.

I saw the band last year support Manchester supergroup One Summer. Being the first on the bill normally spells for mediocre music that no one is interested in. Dirty Laces looked as exciting as The Clash in full 1977 throttle.

Watch In Time from the EP here:

Dirty Laces were formed early 2017 and spent months writing and rehearsing before their first low key live performance in August 2017.
After a rehearsal room robbery clearing out all of their gear, they got back on their feet quickly and have sold out headline gigs at Gullivers and have been part of promoter line ups for Scruff of the Neck, This Feeling and End of the Trail records.

2018 tour:

Saturday 10th March – Verve Bar Leeds

Saturday 17th March – Jimmy’s Manchester

Friday 13th April – 93 Feet East London

Saturday 14th April – The Victoria Birmingham

Saturday 28th April – Either Way Festival Manchester

You can find Dirty Laces via their Facebook and Twitter pages.


All words by Matt Mead. You can find more of Matt’s writing on Louder Than War at his author’s archive.

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Matt Mead first took to writing for Louder Than War after compiling Flowered Up - A Weekenders Tale which received rave reviews across the board. Since then Matt has picked up the writing mantel composing impassioned album and live reviews plus conducting insightful interviews with a mixed bag of artists. If it has meaning and soul to it, then Matt will write about it!


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