We chatted to DIRT ROYAL about their new single SHOOT ME NOW

Released yesterday across all platforms, we thought it would be a good oppertunity to chat to Dirt Royal about the new song and all things music

Can you tell us a bit about Dirt Royal? Where are you from and how did you all meet?

To be honest I don’t know, one day I was just practicing with a band and then I asked how long we’d been together and Loz just looked at me and says “You’ve always been in Dirt Royal, very spooky stuff! – Leon

Me and Loz met in pr6 then I met Leon at the Jurys out pub and then later at the black lion open mic. I tricked them into thinking the other one was auditioning but they both were. -Charlie 

Where did the name Dirt Royal come from?

You’d have to ask the boss – Leon 

How would Bruce know? 

It describes our sound, scruffy scrappy but it’s not straight up heavy rock n roll. We are suckers for a catchy chorus. Barry Gibb jamming with the Libs maybe… only joking there is only one Barry G -Charlie 

If you had to sum up each band member in one word, what would you say?

Mouth, Hair, Musician, you can deduce who’s who – Leon 

Gob Leon! Mouth isn’t graphic enough to describe the tool you use to project your breath taking attitude problem. 

I like to think I’m more than hair but my old head chef would probably agree with you Leon. Shout out to Darth Bolton. -Charlie 

You released yesterday your new single Shoot Me Now. What does this song mean to you as a band?

I think this song was one of the first of a new batch of songs, it’s one that the people at gigs seemed to get into quite quickly, it’s basically a song about reaching the end the line with something- Leon

Yeah think like 3rd song since Great Expectations? Set the bar. Really fun energetic and tongue and cheek. What more could you want? Maybe a country life butter advert, then we would be real punk! -Charlie 

Who produced it? Have you worked with them before? How was it working with them?

We recorded the single at the Ranch in Southampton, we’d never been there but our good friend Dan Ash of Teenage Waitress recommended them and I have to say it was s great experience working with the guys at The Ranch – Leon

And Joel from the Novatones. They came highly recommended from musicians we respect and enjoy listening to. I had a great time working at the Ranch. Shout out to Neil, Kurt Albini and eagle eye Joe. -Charlie 

What is one thing you’ve learnt from making music?

When you’re at someone’s flat at 3am and trying to put the cribs on and you’re sat with people who ‘used to play music so get where you are at’ leave! Before they start telling you how it should be done. My Mum says if someone shares opinions on you and your life without invitation then they are rude, my mum is a smart person. Shout out to my Marge. -Charlie 

Keep it short, simple and truthful and try to play as few guitar solos as possible but that bits just my personal ethos – Leon

Are there currently any live shows plans?

Ask Char, he books then and I turn up! – Leon

Next up single release party @shortts bar Brighton! Theodefeatist will be playing too along with a bunch of acoustic acts from our open mic night.  -Charlie 

What is next for Dirt Royal?

Chips? Hunous? Maybe another Katsu Curry Kiev – Leon

‘Bag of chips on the way home’ joking! Gotta stop mugging him off, people will know I’m his biggest fan. 

Next is ALBUM 3! Recording starts next month with a great producer and engineer and Of course we really love the new songs. Can’t wait!!!!  -Charlie 

Where can we find out more about you?

Go to this https://linktr.ee/DirtRoyal it has links to everything! Music, socials, pics of Loz! He don’t do interviews, he’s a shy one. 

Shout out to our shy awesome drummer!  -Charlie 

Anything else you would like to tell us?

We would really appreciate it you listen to our new single and share it with all your loved ones and then the people you hate, spread the word! Also if there are any guitar string manufacturers willing to sponsor me give me a call, otherwise I’m switching to Ukulele – Leon

Yeah check out the tunes! New ones out 22/04 but The old stuff is alright too, all on Spotify etc. 

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