Tuesday 24 July 2012

Dirty Streets/Iron Tounges - Split 7"

About a week ago now, I posted up a review of the new Rwake 7" from Handshake Inc. I also mentioned that I had another Rwake related review on it's way. Well, here it is. This is the new split 7" that features Memphis based rockers Dirty Streets and Arkansas based band Iron Tongue, who feature CT from Rwake on vocals. Once again, the 7" has been released by Handshake Inc.


1. You (Dirty Streets)
2. Two Timer (Iron Tongues)

Dirty Streets' contribution to this split, sounds like the old-school rock n roll that was being produced in the 50's and 60's. It's got subtle Elvis influences in the guitar melodies and the vocals are exactly what you'd expect from a band from Memphis. I'll admit, this wasn't what I was expecting, but the music is top draw and really listenable.

Iron Tongue's side sounds more laid back and CT can really sing. The vocals still have that sludgy drawl, but it's tuneful as hell and the music is straight from dirty south! This is an absolute revelation and a pleasure to listen to.

My little paragraphs above don't do it justice at all. It's toe tapping rock n roll at it's best. It's bluesy as hell, but has a sort of groove and good time vibe to it, that's perfect for this sunny evening.

As I mentioned, this split record has been released by Handshake Inc and you can pick up a copy via their website at http://www.handshakeinc.com.

Also you can find Dirty Streets at http://www.facebook.com/DirtyStreets and Iron Tongue at http://www.facebook.com/Irontongue.

You can also stream both tracks at Apochs.net at http://www.apochs.net/2/s-dirtystreets-irontongue-split.

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