Rock n Roll

Dirty Rats

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Iconic hard rock band Dirty Rats have been a mainstay of the Melbourne music scene since the heyday of Aussie pub rock, the 1980's. This new album, Rock N Roll, continues that tradition capturing the raw energy of a Dirty Rats gig, the driving rhythms, screaming riffs and catchy lyrics that will have you singing along at the top of your voice. Lock up your mothers, the Dirty Rats are back and ready to cut loose. Album available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all other digital outlets or purchase the CD at any Dirty Rats live gig..

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Album reviews

Lock up your mothers! Still rocking out since the best decade in Australian Rock History, the 80s, Dirty Rats exhibit ballsy bass-driven melodies, power-packed riffs, and vocal talents that remain true to their beginnings. Throughout their journey, the Melbourne rockers have not only maintained their sound, but also their dirtiness, which is evident in their latest release “Rock n Roll”, which is sure to get rockers of all ages geared up. With tones likened to bands like Rose Tattoo, The Angels, and AC/DC, these blokes mean business!

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 with the opener 'Not Alone' everything is clear, one inevitably thinks of early ROSE TATTOO. But AC / DC and THE ANGELS come in the course of the season several times in mind,34326.html


Dirty Rats have been rocking out in Melbourne Australia in one form or another since 1983, but this has been 2015 and has never sounded better. 2018 with their latest album, Rock'n'Roll, released upon an unsuspecting world through Sliptrick Records on the 4th of December 2018. Do not make the mistake of lame comparisons with other Australian bands, apart from the obvious influences, this is Dirty Rats the hard rock legends, in all of their down and dirty glory.

 Rolling with a rough and ready approach to how the album sounds, the band wanted to capture the feel of a live gig and they absolutely nail that with eight beer-soaked rocking tunes and a cover. No fluff, no messing around, this is an album that is Aussie Rock through and through.

The vocals are melodic (with a touch of roughness), the guitars unleash excellent and simple riffs (and good solos), and the bass guitar and drums create a solid and heavy rhythmic basis

taking their cues from the obvious homeland touchstones of Rose Tattoo and AC/DC, they mash up those influences and others into a no-holds-barred, brutal blast that covers 9 tracks of prime hard rock. Fronted by the powerhouse vocals of Wayne Rich, back up comes in the form of a classic guitar-bass-drums line up featuring grimy riffs by Chooka, low down four string from  Jamie Beovich and rattling drums courtesy of Andy