Dirty Banners
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Dirty Banners

Richmond, Virginia, United States | SELF

Richmond, Virginia, United States | SELF
Band Pop Rock


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"Introducing/Free Music: Dirty Banners “Dirty Banners Demo”"

They say when writing reviews you shouldn’t be overly exited. Fuck those people. This is a kick-ass demo. I expect great things from these guys.

First and foremost, they drink Jameson. What more do you need? More?

5 second review: It’s damn fine indie rock laced with jangle pop snorted through alt-country. Seriously, this is only a demo? I just can’t believe it. - volumecity.co.uk


Dirty Banners Demo - 2011



The result of a nervous breakdown, Dirty Banners started as a mental implosion for singer/songwriter Alexander Gruenburg after reaching a dead end in his solo project in Washington DC. Gruenburg planned an escape to Richmond, Virginia where he started writing detailed accounts of his experiences and kept a journal of his new life through song. Living in a small office-turned-studio underneath a crack dealer, Gruenburg recorded an early demo of the song Money Magic. Originally a private project, the song caught the ear of Gruenburg’s acquaintance and Richmond producer Hugo Haggie. Seeing potential in the demo, Haggie agreed to produce the debut album in his bedroom studio.
Finding inspiration in the music of James Brown, The Rolling Stones, as well as contemporary Top 40 club bangers, Gruenburg began crafting the indie-pop sound of Dirty Banners. Preparing for the release of Money Magic, Gruenburg began gathering musicians to start playing live shows around the city. Dirty Banners became a five-piece band with bassist Keith Paul, guitarist Jake Kennedy, keyboardist Lucy Sherman, and Drummer Cre Moore.
Dirty Banners is now busy making a name for themselves in Richmond, playing local shows and getting ready for the release of Money Magic, coming out March 2011. Though they are a young band, their music has already received positive reviews and songs such as “Heart On” and “Money Magic” have been played on the radio and at local bars and restaurants. You can find Dirty Banners fucking up or freaking out around Richmond, drinking whiskey, playing shows, and generally rocking out.