The Dirty Secrets

The Dirty Secrets


The Dirty Secrets have a retro nu wave sound, matching synth lines lift with big rock choruses and walls of 60's hamond organ to create an original and contemporary twist. Pure quirky post-modern pop. Their synth-toting frontman has enough crazy rock moves to make the ghost of ian curtis proud.


Perths own, The Dirty Secrets are being hailed as part of the post new wave rock resurgence that is about to hit in the Old Blighty. UK producer, engineer, mixer Nick Terry, who has twiddled the knobs for acts The Libertines, The Klaxons, Ian Brown and Simian Mobile Disco, co-produced the band with Alan Brey after hearing their “Outside Lookin In” EP. The first collaboration between the band, Nick and Alan is the single ‘Five Feet Of Snow’ which has already been added to high rotation on national youth network Triple J. Now the heighty world of international record deals is beckoning and plans are underway to release their first full length album worldwide. In the meantime the band will be on the road nationally with The Editors and OKGO this August.

The Dirty Secrets originally came from the South West region of Western Australia cutting their teeth playing numerous shows under various monikers and have already graced the stages of The Perth Big Day Out and Southbound Festivals playing mainstage alongside Wolfmother, LittleBirdy, Veruca Salt and The Panda Band.

Somewhat influenced by bands like Iggy Pop and the Stooges, The Doors, Atomic Swing and Bowie, Jarrah McCleary (keys,vox), Woody Taylor (drums), Waz Page (bass,vox) and Mike Sanders (guitar) use a mix of dirty rhodes, fat synths, distorted bass and rhythmic guitar to create their signature sound.

Mid 2005 saw the band sign to Independent label Embryo Records and soon the band was supporting the likes of Regugitator, Snowman and 67 Special. November that year The “C’mon” ep was released receiving spins on Triple J.

Early 2006 saw the band recording their “Outside Looking In EP” with Canadian producer Alan Brey and also perform at The Perth Big Day Out.

Mid 2006 The Dirty Secrets played their first shows in Sydney and The Hopetoun hotel gig was full of A&R folks from major labels. At the same time “C’mon” started picking up great reviews and was being featured on the national NOVA itunes unsigned initiative plus picked up a host of regional commercial stations.

“Outside Looking In” was released in August to rave reviews with Triple J playing “Wastin My Time”. The Dirty Secrets then embarked on a second national tour opening for The Panda Band and The Exploders.

April 2007 saw the band in the studio with Nick Terry and Alan Brey to produce their debut album which will be released worldwide in 2008.

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Cmon EP, 2005 Embryo Records
Outside Looking IN EP, 2006 Embryo Records
My Heart Is on Fire Single , 2007 Embryo Records