South African indie rock sensation The Dirty Skirts return with brand new single ‘Doomsday Clock’ and announce deal with South Africa’s leading independent record label Just Music.
The partnership will see Just Music release the band’s new single (out 26 May 2023), as well as their forthcoming EP Radiant Clouds later this year.
Doomsday Clock is the band’s first new music since winning the Best Alternative Album SAMA for their acclaimed album Lost in the Fall in 2011.
The band have this to say “We’re really excited to join forces with Just Music in anticipation of releasing our new EP ‘Radiant Clouds’. We can’t wait to share lots of fresh music this year… and we’re even more amped to get back on stage.”
Just Music is equally excited about the partnership, with the labels Rob O’Brien commenting, ” The Dirty Skirts is an iconic act and we’re delighted to announce our deal. The band return rejuvenated with incredible new music to share and we couldn’t be happier to support their new chapter”
Doomsday Clock will be available on all major streaming platforms on the 26th May 2023.
The Dirty Skirts continue as their original line up – Jeremy de Tolly on vocals and guitar, David Moffatt on guitar, Maurice Paliaga on bass, and Mark De Menezes on drums.
The bands career highlights include being nominated for the Best Rock Album (SAMA) for their album ‘Daddy Don’t Disco’, and winning the Best Alternative Album (SAMA) for their album ‘Lost in the Fall’. They were first an independent act, then signed to labels Sony Music and Sheer. The band shared stages with notable international artists including Oasis, Snow Patrol, Evanescence, Three Doors Down, Billy Talent and Staind. They toured the UK and USA, including playing the SXSW festival in Texas. The Dirty Skirts headlined main stages at many South African festivals including Oppikoppi, Rocking the Daisies, Ramfest, Up the Creek, Splashy Fen, The Coca-Cola Festival, Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts and Seeding the Daisies. The Dirty Skirts will bring their high-octane live performances to South Africa in 2023.
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Just Music is South Africa’s leading independent music company and home in Africa over the years to of some of the world’s finest independent labels: Beggars Group (including XL, Matador, Rough Trade and 4AD), Glassnote, Mute, Domino, Ninja Tune, Ministry of Sound, Spinnin, Dramatico, Hidden Beach Recordings, New State & Toolroom to name but a few.
Just Music’s artist roster includes Adele, The National, Arctic Monkeys, The xx, Queens Of The Stone Age, Vampire Weekend, Locnville, Sannie Fox, Desmond and The Tutus, Anna Wolf, The Black Cat Bones, WONDERboom, The Medicine Dolls and FKA Twigs.
Mongrel Records and STFD Records operate as specialist imprint labels of Just Music. The company was started in June 2003.
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