Hallo and welcome to Hashbrandnew's BEHIND THE MUSIC: Exclusive Interviews With Your Next Favourite New Bands! Today you get acquainted with Irish punks Slightly Dishevelled.
Slightly Dishevelled are a DIY punk band based in Dublin, but living scattered across the country. Their music is a combination of influences ranging from 70s punk music and aesthetics, surrealist art and absurdist film paired with individual inspirations. The most essential component to Slightly Dishevelled is the necessity for expression shared between all involved. The quintet has caught our attention with their second single “Fairly Regal” so we have decided to send them some questions with pigeon post...
We're a group of 5. Our music has been described as shed noise but we think that's a load of shite but what do we know? Anyways we met in Dublin, a place where culture has been replaced by hotels. Although our music doesn't express this literally, it is something that influences our daily lives and also our sound. In the past four years, our passion for art has become the priority in our work, as is the necessity for expression. Performing live is where we get to let loose, feel and express ourselves to our fullest. We fucking love it and do what we want.
It was an accident. We needed a name and Slightly Dishevelled was just blowing by in the wind.
Our singer Marty Morrissey uses AI to write all the songs. They go full JCB mode. Usually they put dog names they've overheard passing rich yummy mummies that are on the rollover into the algorithm. Out come the hits then, it's handy enough. They are the dictator in the band and they make sure everyone stays in line consistently, or else they get spanked with the SD paddle into oblivion. "Night, Night" says they.
The idea for 'Fairly Regal' was conceived through altered states of consciousness from a variety of inebriated excursions. These were captured in the moment, written down and compiled later on to form an un-compromising manifesto. The production and artwork were done ourselves, an extension of our DIY attitudes and ethos towards creativity and art.
We listen to foxtrot uniform charlie kilo by bloodhound gang on repeat in the colt, berlingo and yaris, simultaneously.
Our first gig was with Post-pop supporting Scattered Ashes with Pixie Cut Rhythm Orchestra. It was in a tiny 30 cap sweaty room where the crowd and band are on the same level. Fiachra jumped into the crowd during the first song and took all the plugs for the amps with him and was left confused and with the taste of more. The problem was resolved quickly but was funny enough.
Before a show we align our breath and ground ourselves. Having some grub, holding hands and having a hug. After a gig we usually perspire to extreme proportion and also bounce off the walls and each other.
This year we're going to play loads of gigs so we can buy loads of veg to fill our bellies. The starving artist image is only for losers. We've a beautiful family of artists, photographers and videographers that we're working with to create as much as possible. Currently we're living on an island with no wifi working on our album and enjoying each others company. How did this even get to Hamburg? Let us know if this finds its way.