“We moved to New York after high school because we wanted to be the Ramones,” said Jack Daves, the Dirty Fences’ globetrotting front man. The Brooklyn based band was formed in 2009 by singer and guitarist, Jack, along with guitarist, Max Roseglass, bassist, Max Comaskey and drummer, Max Hiersteiner. These guys are real punk rockers – their music is inspired by a big shared-love of Johnny Thunders, the Ramones, and the Stooges. Combine those punk legends with early KISS and Motley Crue for a hard rockin’ blast geared towards 21st century, sweat-soaked warehouse partiers!
Dirty Fences play super dirty fast music with a buzzing guitar flow and the most rhythmic drum lines in the history of modern rock n roll! If you ever get to see Dirty Fences live, they will drag you along for the ride and won’t give you enough time to breathe!
Going back in time, the band started their journey in Boston, where they were born and raised. They all originally played in different bands, but by the end of high school Jack and Max Comaskey and Hiersteiner began playing together.
Right after they moved to New York to start their dream life, another Max (Roseglass) joined them to play the second guitar. They finalised their first ever self titled EP in April 2012 via Volcom Entertainment. That was the first time people heard this 70s punk style sound on the record. It seemed like it had risen from the dead like some pegged blue-jean Lazarus. The most classic song from the album ‘Sid’ is like a dream come true for those who are yearning for unapologetic, balls-out rock n roll.
These guys’ fans didn’t have to wait long to hear the hot, dangerous, fun album Too High to Kross, which came out in 2013 again on Volcom Entertainment. Too High To Kross is like a real blast from the past. Hearing it is like discovering an amazing old band from the best period in punk rock. ‘All I Want’ has a frenzied guitar and a swagger that can immediately bring a smile to your face.
The song doesn’t have much to say other than a plea for a nighttime hookup. ‘White Lies’ has the band join in during the chorus and the vocals are uttered with a staccato pronouncement. Its theme is similar to that of ‘All I Want.’ Dirty Fences is intent on having fun and burning through every single song! ‘King’s Cross’ is probably the most standout song. It is much slower than others with a nice and soft guitar sounds.
What do these troublemakers do when they ain’t on the roads? If you thought, “they’re definitely just crazy partying back home in New York,” you might be a little surprised, because the Dirty Fences are super hardworking. The band practices a few hours a day in their Brooklyn basement, writing the songs or just doing all the manager-type jobs, such as booking tours.
In 2014 their EP, Ladies Choice, landed on the record shops shelves, and what can we say? The record is fucking brilliant, man! The EP gave us an idea of what we can expect from the album, which Dirty Fences made a reality a year later on Slovenly Recordings. Full Tramp is definitely gonna blow your mind with its filthy driving rock n roll sound like an air of irreverence that’s entirely addictive.
The record might be ragged round the edges, but it’ll rock you harder than anything you’ll hear for a while. The songs are as catchy as a throbbing coldsore. It’s very difficult to imagine the intensity of Dirty Fences live shows after just listening to the records, but it is undoubtedly a feverishly teasing, erratic experience.
Dirty Fences recently released a new single, Tommy & CC, on Die Slaughterhouse Records and these little bastards are going to release another single, Colleen b/w Michael, very soon as well as The Slipper Tree on OBEY Records. Seems like we can expect the new album. Fingers crossed!
The quartet has been touring around the States for a while now, but you can find them heading out to Amsterdam in Europe on May 20. It’s very strange, but for some reason the old adage ‘lock up your daughters’ comes to mind, which frankly, makes rock n roll exciting.
20/05/16 Amsterdam, Netherlands at Pacific Parc
21/05/16 Manchester, United Kingdom at Fallow Cafe
22/05/16 Glasgow, United Kingdom at Nice n Sleazy
23/05/16 Hull, United Kingdom at TBA
25/06/16 Brighton, United Kingdom at Prince Albert
26/05/16 London, United Kingdom at Nambucca
27/05/16 Liege, Belgium at La Zone
28/05/16 Den Haag, Netherlands at Sniester Fest
29/05/16 Tilburg, Netherlands at Extase
30/05/16 Rotterdam, Netherlands at Rotown
1/06/16 Remis, France at La Cartonnerie
2/06/16 Remis, France at La Cartonnerie
3/06/16 Nimes, France at Paloma
4/06/16 Nimes, France at Paloma
5/06/16 Schaffuhasen, Switzerland at TapTab Musikraum
7/06/16 Marina di Ravenna, Italy at Beaches Brew Fest
8/06/16 Vicenza ,Ventego Italy at Via Roma
9/06/16 Salzburg, Austria at Salzburg Rockhouse
10/06/16 Piacenza, Italy at Spazio 4
11/06/16 Guastalla ,Reggio Emilia,Italy at Handmade Fest
12/06/16 Lorento ,Ancona Italy at Mantaza Fest
13/06/16 Teramo, Italy at Master Club
14/06/16 Roma, Italy at Coropuna
16/06/16 Cagliari, Italy at Beer Beach
17/06/16 Villa Cidro, Italy at Sa Spendula
18/06/16 Sassari, Italy at The Hor
20/06/16 Sardegna, Italy at Secret Location TBA
23/06/16 Villimpenta Mantova, Italy at Parco Giochi
24/06/16 Stuttgart, Germany at Club Goldmarks
25/06/16 Berlin, Germany at Badehaus Szimpla
27/06/16 Hamburg, Germany at Hafenklang
28/06/16 Erfurt, Germany at Cafe Tike