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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 3:01 PM (PST) by Rachael Clifford
On the band’s Facebook page, their entire bio is:
“PUNK ROCK FROM THE SOUTH EAST OF ENGLAND.
ANGRY AT STUFF.”
As such, London’s Eat Dirt’s first full-length album is an awesome example of what a hardcore album should be. Having been a fan of their EPs, I was anticipating this album and it did not let me down in the slightest. At times melodic, but always hard and driving, this is the perfect music for those days when you need something to get you going – or just want to listen to some real, modern hardcore.
Death is Death opens with the one-minute “Make Peace” – a raging track that leaves you wanting more – and the album doesn’t let up from there. Commenting on the song, front man Ben Mills says: “Our song ‘Make Peace’ is about not allowing yourself to give up on growing and evolving as a person. It’s a rallying call to make a difference in your life and not stagnate, and become a bigot. Too many times people get stuck in their ways and won’t see the world from the other side of the coin. This song is about becoming the best version of yourself and not dying emotionally and intellectually.” I couldn’t have said it better.
The band largely writes songs about the current socio-political environment in the UK, but the themes are pretty universal and apply to what a lot of countries – including the United States – are going through right now. It’s a highly relatable album when there is so much going on in the world to be legitimately angry about.
The title track has a catchy, scream-along chorus that immediately gets into your head, and doesn’t let go. “The Beast” is a slower song that really works –a much more melodic hardcore sound. It’s awesome. “Come and See” has a similar feel – and both songs break up the album’s otherwise relentlessness. It even has a solo, but it absolutely works in the context of the song.
“Night Terrors” is probably my favorite song on Death is Death. With a melodic chorus to break up the screaming lead vocals, it’s just an all-around badass song about being afraid for your safety and refusing to let anyone tell you it’s just okay. Again, highly relatable.
Not a single song on the album goes over two and a half minutes – Eat Dirt are masters of the perfect bite of music to satisfy and simultaneously leave you ready for the next song. This is because every single song on the album is also a great song. Will this go down as one of my favorites of 2019? For sure. Will it be on heavy rotation in my house? It’s safe to say it will be.
Eat Dirt’s Death is Death is out June 3rd on Bearded Punk Records.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:23 AM (PST) by Dolly Llama
UK hardcore punks, Eat Dirt are debuting the new music video to their single “Make Peace” off their upcoming album, Death is Death. Death is Death releases on Bearded Punk Records June 3 and to spice things up a bit the band is offering a highly fashionable package deal (which are always fun), available at the pre-sale link here. Eat Dirt has become a regular setting in the UK DIY circuit since their inception in 2017, celebrated for their unrelenting hardcore infused street punk and rowdy performances, one of which is on display in this new concert-style video.
Their lead singer Ben breaks down “Make Peace” in a statement:
“Our song ‘Make Peace’ is about not allowing yourself to give up on growing and evolving as a person. It’s a rallying call to make a difference in your life and not stagnate, and become a bigot. Too many times people get stuck in their ways and not see the world from the other side of the coin. This song is about becoming the best version of yourself and not dying emotionally and intellectually.”
Stream the new video for “Make Peace” below.
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 9:02 AM (PST) by rick delaney
London’s Eat Dirt. have announced a load of news. The band has just signed to Belgium’s Bearded Punk Records and will release their debut full-length album on June 3. To whet fans appetite for the new music, Eat Dirt. has released a music video for the record’s title track – “Death is Death”. You can check it out below.
The previous release from Eat Dirt. was a self-titled EP from 2017.
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
Eat Dirt is about playing a lot of riffs, in the shortest amount of time as possible. No surprise they count pop/hardcore hybrid, PEARS among their influences. The energetic Englanders are on the cusp of releasing what will be the second of three albums being released this year! Impressive! To celebrate the EP’s impending debut, they sent over an exclusive video for the first single “Pull Out” and it’s a rager! The album, Welcome to Shithouse on Sea is due out on April 27th via Umlaut Records with the third album to follow later in the fall. When asked about their unique sound, they said, “We’re not looking to please people, or make money from this band. We just want to enjoy what we’re doing and make music we want to hear.” That’s the spirit, boys! Start streaming, below!
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
This London based punk rock collective features members whose identities have been kept a secret over the course of their first year as a band, but we’re told all of them have been in some pretty big bands prior to embarking on this new endeavour. Following Brexit, in late 2016, and the subsequent spiralling maelstrom of political idiocy and rising tensions throughout the UK and abroad, Eat Dirt was born and they were not happy! The quartet’s debut four track EP, EAT DIRT – I, is a raging, visceral blast of uber-aggressive, no frills punk rock which clocks in at a tidy five minutes. Today, we’re pleased to premiere the newest music video from that fantastic freshman album! When asked about the video for the track “Dead.” the lads explained, “The song is about jealous people, and lazy people, and people who refuse to help themselves. The video is made up of clips mocking the behaviour of evangelist preachers who pray on the weak, they’re subhuman scum who manipulate and steal from the people they claim they’re trying to help.” So, stop being a loaf and put your peepers on the video, exclusively here at Dying Scene, below!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 4:58 PM (PST) by steve_kingston
Speaking about the track, Eat Dirt’s vocalist said:
“The song is about growing out of the party life, and not being angry any more. And the struggle of trying to find something to be angry about. Like social media “influencers” and sensationalist journalism”.
Eat Dirt formed in 2016 but it is unclear yet who is in the band. The only information is that they are made up from members of previously well established UK bands.
The mystery will soon be revealed when they play their first show this Sunday, 30th July at The Sebright Arms in Bethnal Green, London supporting Fights And Fires.