LOST IN THE FALL
- Date01 July 2011
- GenreAlternative Rock
- MembersJeremy de Tolly
lead vocals, lyrics, rhythm guitar, synths and programming
Lead guitar, vocals
Bass guitar, backing vocals
Mark de Menezes
Drums, backing vocals
The Dirty Skirts are a fiendishly independent band that has built an impressive underground following since releasing their first EP in 2005. The alt-indie-rock band is based in Cape Town and comprises Jeremy de Tolly on lead vocals and guitar, David Moffatt on guitar, Maurice Paliaga on bass and Markie de Menezes on drums.
To date the band has toured to the States to perform at SXSW, the United Kingdom and the United Emirates. In South Africa, the Dirty Skirts have shared festival stages with Oasis, Snow Patrol, Panic at the Disco and Evanescence with three Coke Festival performances. They have also repeatedly been a headlining act at legendary South African festivals such as Oppikoppi, Rocking the Daisies, Splashy Fen, Synergy and the unique Kirstenbosch Gardens Summer Concerts. The road to these achievements is signposted with endless small club performances that have been packed to the gills.
Its been, and continues to be an impressive journey with many radio successes. The Dirty Skirts independently recorded and released their eponymous debut mini-album in 2005. Singles such as “Feeling the Pressure” and “Set Me Alight” scorched up the local and student charts. Their first full length debut album On A Stellar Bender followed in 2007, with the barnstorming single “Homewrecker” reaching 1 on a number of national radio charts. They released the follow up album Daddy Don’t Disco in June 2008 and enjoyed 4 radio play-listed singles. Daddy Don’t Disco was nominated in the Best Rock Album category at the South African Music Awards.
In mid 2011 The Dirty Skirts released their fourth album Lost in the Fall. In addition to enjoying massive radio play, the album garnered the Best Alternative Album award at the 2011 South African Music Awards (SAMAs).
THE PRESS WROTE
“Sonically diverse and changing direction more frantically than a taxi driver in peak hour traffic, The Dirty Skirts’ latest album, Lost in the Fall, is their riskiest album, to date. 4/5 stars.”