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The last twelve months have seen the Edinburgh five-piece Dirty Modern Hero record and release five new tracks on their self-titled EP, with one of those songs - “Home” - being selected to feature on a major compilation of new Scottish music.

Dirty Modern Hero travelled up and down the UK to bring those new songs and others to appreciative new audiences across the country during the summer.

In November of last year, Dirty Modern Hero won the hotly contested industry title of Radio Forth’s “One To Watch”, chosen by judges from a wide, eclectic and lengthy list of emerging talent as the year’s best new band from the Scottish capital and beyond. They collected the award at Edinburgh’s prestigious Assembly Rooms in the company of some of the industry’s biggest names, including The Noisettes and Sugababes.

The buzz continued to build with features on BBC Radio One, and the year ended with Stereophonics’ Adam Zindani personally selecting the guys to support his band Casino at their Christmas show in Birmingham. More national radio support for Dirty Modern Hero followed days later.

2010 is well underway with a brand new single, "The Crown" being released on March 6th and already picking up airplay across the country; an accompanying video and launch gig all point the way to an exceptional year. Hop on, now.

Aidan McIvor – vocals
John MacKenzie – guitar
Michael McDonald – guitar
Johnny Steele – bass
Sam Dick – drums

“Really, really, really good solid stuff… going to be playing this a lot… my LIFE, can that guy sing!” – Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio/Q Magazine

“Hints of Manic Street Preachers… tons of energy!” – Jim Gellatly, BBC Radio Scotland/XFM

“…we love it… absolutely blistering, heartily recommended…” – 97.3 Forth One

“…energetic, loud and emotional. With jaw dropping drum beats, the massive sound of three guitars and vocals that will amaze you…” – The Mill, Edinburgh

“…back to basics soulful rock pumping with dazzling adrenaline fuelled riffs…” – FourTrak Records