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The Dirty Thrills: Blues, Politics, and good old-fashioned rock'n'roll

The Europe-endorsed blues-rockers are ready for stardom, but not for swimming in cold lakes

As Louis James discovered back in 2015, Classic Rock has readers in high places. “Joey Tempest hand-picked us to support Europe because he saw us in the magazine,” the Dirty Thrills frontman says, smiling. “That was our first proper taste of being where we feel we belong. And the response was phenomenal. So, y’know – thanks!”

We can’t take all the credit. It’s taken talent and tenacity for the London-based quartet to get from their formation in 2012 to their current hot-tip status – not to mention a rhino-thick skin.


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