You Dirty Blue

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Hailing from Birmingham, UK, alt-rock duo You Dirty Blue formed in 2016 after Leon James (vocals, guitar, bass organ) sort to form a band. Feeling inspired, he called upon his friend and previous bandmate Martin Reynolds (vocals, drums). The picture was complete. The two became... You Dirty Blue. Ever since they've been making waves across the country with their cacophony of catchy hooks, driving riffs and explosive live shows - described by Counteract Magazine as a Sledgehammer to the ears.

With notable support slots alongside rock ‘n’ roll heavyweights Radio Moscow, Golden Void, White Lung, Seratones and Starcrawler – as well as being hand-picked to open for Grammy Award and Mercury Prize Nominees Wolf Alice on their 2017 UK Summer Tour – You Dirty Blue were chosen by Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis to play the festival in 2017 and will embark on their first UK tour in Spring 2018.

Following on from their acclaimed debut EP 'Pictures From Pages,' the duo now presents their highly anticipated follow up EP 'Tough Crowd'. A primal alt-rock thrill ride, layered with duelling vocals, snarling guitars, commanding drums and the warmth of the bass organ. It's hard to believe that it's only two men making such a phenomenal noise, they express both personalities and musicianship in a way that no one else on the circuit can.

You Dirty Blue's self released EP 'Tough Crowd' is now available to stream, download and buy.


"No one else on the live circuit has a sound like this." Counteract magazine

"That was F*@#ing great lads." Michael Eavis (Glastonbury festival)

"A radio play f*@# you that “can’t please everyone” and will die trying not to. Careering into the grunge fast lane, ‘Gallow Dancer’ is a five and a half minute reason why you should go and see You Dirty Blue play live – raw and raucous, yet somehow packed with melody and sly little hooks." Birminghamreview.net

"Which direction they find themselves moving in in the future is anyone’s guess, but if one thing is certain, it’s that there’s no one else who sounds quite like You Dirty Blue." bloggersgamut.com

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Date Thursday 1 February 2018 at 20:00
Address Hare & Hounds, High Street, King's Heath, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B14 7JZ
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