With their debut single Sex Dictator being released on September 14, we asked London’s punk filled rockers Dirty ‘Ol Crow to take on our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
Fil (guitar, backing vocals): Sweet Child o Mine – The riff was f*****g awesome and I was inspired to create something like that.
Best rider you’ve ever had?
Vikki Totten (vocals): Haven’t had a rider yet. But if we did, it would definitely include a bottle of Jack Daniels Fire.
Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?
Mike (guitar, backing vocals): Apart from moshpits and our singer Vikki jumping into the crowd and crawling through them, the craziest thing was on a show when he shattered a
glass bottle on stage. After the show half of the band was bleeding. We still found shards one week later in our gear.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
Vikki Totten: “Naked feet of shadow priestess, left their traces in my shrine.
She found a refuge from existence, where any light refused to shine.”
It is a part from one of our new songs “Path of Exile” and it features an imagined story which is portrayed as a metaphor for a relationship between two human beings.
Easiest song you wrote?
Keltor (drums, backing vocals): That’s clearly “Dirt Stained“. It was the second song we wrote and it was born from a jam session and developed within a short time.
Favourite song in your set?
Mike: “Sex Dictator“. It’s always challenging and fun to play.
Fil: “Queen of Rats“, because it always makes you sweat.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Dom (bass, backing vocals): Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin!
Hardest thing about being in a band?
All: It’s expensive but worth it.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Mike: Our vocalist recently was podium dancing for a dog charity.
Jokes you have in the band?
All: “I feel 50 again!!”
Key to writing a song?
Fil: Just have a jam with your band mates and see what juices are flowing.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Dom: We’ve just been playing inside greater London so far.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Fil: Zakk Wylde, when I saw him live a few months back at Royal Albert Hall, London. It just inspired me to give all I have when I play guitar.
New band you’d recommend?
Vikki Totten: There is a cool Rock n Roll band called “Neon Animal“. They are amazing people who play badass music. Check them out whenever you’ve got the chance.
Keltor: We had the pleasure to play along with “Temple Lake“. They are experienced rockers who deliver a formidable show.
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Keltor: Yes, sure. We have supported both of them already and are looking forward to work with them again.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Mike: We’d like to tour the whole world. But in specific, we’d love to tour the U.S.
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Dom: Keep on rockin’ in the free world!
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
Vikki Totten: That’s what the song is about. “Sex Dictator” is an expression of how much we can become slaves to carnal pleasures.
See us live at?
Loud in London, The Cavendish Arms, London – on 17th of August, 2018 / Headline Show
Big Red Rising, The Big Red, London – on 1st of September, 2018
The Fiddlers Elbow, London – 6th of October, 2018 / Headline Show
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
Keltor: In terms of mainstream we do agree but every single year has brought up some special bands nevertheless.
Keltor: Nothing unusual yet. We are working on it.
Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?
Fil: No, from the moment a song is recorded there is no need for any further changes.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean a great deal to us. They are maybe the main reason we are able to do what we do and keep going forward.
Xrays or any other treatments needed for band related injuries?
No injuries so far (thanks Odin)
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
We’re never late!!!! But if we were – it would be the drivers fault.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
White tiger (rare and ferocious)