For fans of Enter Shakari, Rage Against The Machine & Pengshui
House Of Dirt are one upcoming band who certainly make a BIG noise. The 4 piece have been carving out their own unique blend of 'Urban Rock', conveying their "political messages about inequality, bureaucracy and the effects that austerity is having on the population's mental health".
We recently caught up with the group to find out more about their beginnings as a band and what's next for the London based rap rockers...
The band consists of Alexander Rutkowski (vocals), Jono Fereday (guitar), Ollie Fereday (drums/percussion) & Ayhan Sezgin (bass/beatbox).
So why the name House Of Dirt?
We all wanted a political backdrop for the band and we wanted a name that reflected that as well as the sound we were putting out. After a long period of time we collectively came up with ‘House of Dirt’. It has countless meanings that you could take out of it; House of Lords being full of dirt/corruption, the common public being seen as ‘dirt’ by the upper echelons of society, it could even mean our home.
People naturally want to protect their own home and the soil/dirt they stand on. Without getting too deep, a nice way to describe the name is that sometimes you just hear a riff and think “rah that’s dirty” - and so in THIS house we provide a lot of that luscious dirt that everyone is longing for.
In just one sentence, explain your sound…
If Rage Against The Machine had grown up in London during the 2000’s.