After two decades spent chiselling their unique, multi-genre infused sound, Dirty Heads have finally come into their own. Since the release of their 2008 debut Any Port in a Storm, the five-piece band has consistently experimented with their sunny style, leaning heavily on reggae fused with hip-hop cornerstones and scaling back for more acoustic fare, darting between extremes. But it’s with their fifth and self-titled album that the group has felt fully confident in a body of work, ready to bring their unique
Dirty Heads comes in the wake of their most successful releases to date, 2014’s Sound of Change, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart, and 2016’s self-titled album, which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums, with both albums coming in at #1 on the US Independent Albums chart.
With a solid fan-base already in place, Dirty Heads are focusing their sights on something they’ve been edging towards for years: breaking the mainstream. “We want our fans to love it, because we love what we do and we want to keep doing it,” says Watson. “But this album for me, I cannot poke a hole in any of it. From front to back, it’s really so phenomenal. I’m so confident in it that I want it to take Dirty Heads from the band that we are in America, worldwide.”
Lead single ‘Vacation’ has already made a splash in the US, hitting the #1 most added song on Alternative Radio and top 20 airplay on Alternative Radio, continuing to pick up fans globally along the way.