Dirty Children

Dirty Children

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Described as “physical, nasty, punksexy rockers” by legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff, Dirty Children will rock you senseless in a new 80s kind of way. They’ve done it for 2 years at The Roxy, Hard Rock Café, Knitting Factory, etc., clothes store openings on Melrose & fashion shows.

Biography

GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY AND
SHUTTING OFF THE WORLD WITH
“PUNKSEXY” DIRTY CHILDREN

Popular L.A. Based Indie Band, Fronted by Wild and Untamed Lead Singer Nadia Fay, Defines Roaring
New Eighties Rock Sound On Explosive
Debut Shut Off The World

Club Scene Vets Place Three Songs From Disc
In New Independent Films

Described as “physical, nasty, punksexy rockers” by no less than legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff, the raucous and joyfully frenetic trio of Nadia Fay (vocals), Jay Condiotti (guitar) and Kit Loose (bass)—collectively and mischievously known on the L.A. indie music scene as Dirty Children—want only one thing: to rock you senseless in a trippy, crazy, new 80s rock kind of way. They’ve done it over and over the past two years at every local club that books trendsetting, cutting edge acts (The Mint, The Roxy, Hard Rock Café, Knitting Factory, Cat Club, Anarchy Library), and have even played at clothes store openings on Melrose and high fashion shows.
Now, Dirty Children’s ever-growing fan base, which includes thousands of visitors worldwide on the tastemaking website www.garageband.com, are gearing up for the release of Shut Off The World, their explosive indie debut from NoizyNinja Productions. Produced by Condiotti (a native of the Bronx) and Fay (an Angeleno of British parentage), the disc features 11 originals that run the gamut from crunchy-punky, defiant and aggressive (“I Did It,” “Beautiful Freak”) to cool, melodic pop (“Insecurity”) to new wave ethereal (“Gravity”). Several of these songs are featured in new independent films, including “Before It Gets Good” (director Maria Petros’ Ascension) and “I Did It” (Gigglerz, which was scored by Loose, the newest Dirty Child). Dirty Children give a clever wink to Loose’s hometown of Minneapolis on the disc’s lone cover tune, a sizzling rave-up of Sheila E.’s “Glamorous Life.”
“The idea of calling the album Shut Off The World is that we want people to come with us, listen to the album, rock out, blast it in their cars, take the emotional journey and shut off everything outside,” says Fay. “It’s like an invitation. The title song is totally autobiographical about the mundane urban experience, sitting in traffic and losing touch with the things that really matter. Like creativity, which is stifled sometimes in the chaos of life and having to survive. It’s about wasting a lot of time when there’s so much I want to do and learn. Typical artist angst. I like the fact that some of our fans say my lyrics are universal and they can relate to them.”
That’s not all those fans are saying. Pull into garageband.com and you’ll see a lot of spontaneous reviews that defy typical music journalist clichés—“You’re like Nirvana fronted by Debbie Harry,” “Your dramatic and high energy live performances make me feel like I’m fourteen and my parents suck,” “This is Red Bull Rock!”
Although Shut Off The World is the band’s first official release, Fay and Condiotti—then calling themselves Neo, before they discovered there was another local group with that name--made an extended, untitled EP of some of their early compositions two years ago that proved popular with their fans. Condiotti likes to say that he “met Nadia’s voice before he met her” when a songwriter brought him a song she wanted him to re-demo in his studio. Condiotti was so taken with Fay’s vocals (“which were sexy, sultry, thick, not hesitant, aggressive and confident”) that he told his client that the other singer she wanted was unavailable. Fay came in to recut her tracks, and the two vibed immediately and were soon writing songs and booking gigs.
“I don't think the 80s vibe of the band was planned in any way," says Condiotti, "it just sort of came out naturally. The 80s were a fun time for music, and the songs were quirky and funny back then. There was this whole electronic movement, and you heard a lot of quirky rock guitar things. What other decade could have produced ‘The Safety Dance?’ I was into all the new wave, but I was also a big fan of Van Halen and Ratt". Nadia went to high school during the L.A. riots and there were racial fights in her school and people selling looted items. "That's when I discovered Hard Core Gangsta rappers, Ice Cube, Ice T, Paris, etc., whose urban anger and hard beats corresponded with the racial tension in my school. That's also when (Dr.) Dre's "The Chronic"
came out which was HUGE then. There was so much tension and energy in that music. I ate it up.” Kit's got the ‘80s Minneapolis thing going, growing up with Husker Du and The Replacements. His first band had
Prince's drummer Michael Bland. “We knew growing up in the eighties in Minneapolis with our skinny ties, pointy toes shoes and excessive eyeliner that we were part of a cultural revolution of fashion and
music.”
Talking more specifically about Dirty Children’s evolution, Fay says, “The first album had a darker Alanis or Evanescence edge to it. But we decided after playing those

Lyrics

Beautiful Freak

Written By: Nadia Fay

If I looked how I felt on the inside
People would all run and hide
If I looked how I felt on the inside
You would all run for your lives
And the people would come from a distance/To laugh and to point at the freak/Cause everyone loves a good freak show but nobody laughs when they leave...

Oh, here we go
Oh, I'm such a Beautiful Freak
Oh, come close
Oh, I'm gonna give you a peak

If I looked how I felt on the inside suddenly you would be gone
It would kill you to see all this darkness in me/but maybe you've known all along/that I walk through a hallway of mirrors but there's never a window in sight/I'll be ok when the sun goes away/cause the freaks only come out at night

Oh, here we go
Oh, I'm such a Beautiful Freak
Oh, come close
Oh, I'm gonna give you a peak

No you can't walk around inside out
Or the world would know what you're about
Don't be afraid to get a little bit closer/Don't be afraid to go a little bit further/to get a little bit deeper

Oh, here we go
Oh, I'm such a Beautiful Freak
Oh, come close
Oh, I'm gonna give you a peak

I Did It

Written By: Nadia Fay

There is an inch around my waist
From chocolate ice cream, God, I love the taste
And I don’t mind those laughing lines
My face is a sign of happy times

Cause I’ve lived the life
I did it, I did it, I did it and I’d do it again!

You know my heart has paid the cost
From those tragic times I’ve loved and lost
But now I know it was not in vain
If I could I’d do it all again

Cause I’ve lived the life

I did it, I did it, I did it and I’d do it again!

This lucious life, well I just want to taste it
Swallow the sun and you can watch me shine
This precious time, well it cannot be wasted

So I’ll live the life

I did it, I did it, I did it and I’d do it again

Insecurity

Written By: Nadia Fay

What are they thinking? What are they thinking of me?
Is it what I’m wearing? I feel like they’re all staring
There eyes are shifting, I wonder if they’re listening

Insecurity, insecurity
What are they thinking? What are they thinking of me?
Insecurity, insecurity
I’m realizing, they’re only thinking the same thing

What are they thinking? And did I say the right thing?
I just wanna stand out, I just wanna fit in
We’re all competing, what is this game we’re playing?

Insecurity, insecurity
What are they thinking? What are they thinking of me?
Insecurity, insecurity
I’m realizing, they’re only thinking the same thing

Gravity

Written By: Nadia Fay

Love, this must be what they meant
All the poets of the ages, they were trying to capture it
I’m not talking about running to the sunset
I’ve got so much more
Let me show you baby…

I’ll be your gravity when the world is slippin’
And I’ll be the love you need when you’ve lost the feeling
You can let it go, I can take it all
Cause I’ll be your gravity…a soft place to fall

Love, you are the reason it’s so real
20 million love songs couldn’t begin to say what I feel
If you’re looking for an answer to your question then listen here
I’ll always love you baby

I’ll be your gravity when the world is slippin’
And I’ll be the love you need when you’ve lost the feeling
You can let it go, I can take it all
Cause I’ll be your gravity…a soft place to fall

Oh wo…

I’ll be your gravity when the world is slippin’
And I’ll be the love you need when you’ve lost the feeling
You can let it go, I can take it all
Cause I’ll be your gravity…a soft place to fall

Scientist

Written By: Nadia Fay

9 to 5 to 6 feet deep
I’m half-crazed and mostly asleep
Trying to make it through another day
But my life is getting in the way

It’s getting in the way

It doesn’t take a scientist
To know there’s more to life than this
You know it doesn’t take a scientist
To know there’s more to life than this

Pretty people walk around
They look good but they make no sound
Something happens when I see them pass
I want to grab a gun and shoot the glass

I want to shoot the glass

It doesn’t take a scientist
To know there’s more to life than this
You know it doesn’t take a scientist
To know there’s more to life than this

AHH…

Drowned to death in a wishing well
Leaned over so far I guess I fell
In hell they roast you like the Friar’s Club
Next time I don’t think that I’ll wish for love

I will not wish for love

It doesn’t take a scientist
To know there’s more to life than this
You know it doesn’t take a scientist
To know there’s more to life than this

Discography

Hear streaming music on www.Garageband.com and at www.DirtyChildrenMusic.com. Dirty Children's debut CD, "Shut Off The World" is available for sale at CDBaby.com and www.DirtyChildrenMusic.com for $10.99.

Set List

1. I Did it 2. Insecurity 3. Glamorous Life 4. Gravity 5. Beautiful Freak 6. Scientist 7. Can't Get Clean 8. Keep Running 9. Shut Off the World 10. Money. Song order is important to us. Most of our songs are high energy, up tempo, but we play a few mid tempos for variation. We've played shows from a half hour to an hour but we could definitely play longer. We do rock or pop covers from the eighties generally like Prince or Guns & Roses, etc.