Welsh rockers The Dirty Youth have been knocking around the scene for almost six years now and their full-length debut, Red Light Fix, certainly brought them to the attention of the UK rock scene. Moreover, it resulted in them twice being personally invited onto the Download Festival bill at the request of Download head honcho Andy Copping. Well, we’re now into 2014 and “Alive” is the first taste of their forthcoming album Gold Dust and what a way to start the ball rolling on a massive year for the band.

Kicking off with a familiar huge, crisp guitar sound, The Dirty Youth in 2014 are clearly all about big guitars, big vocals, big choruses, big everything really and, wow, as the first chorus kicks in, you’ll be hooked if you’re a fan of huge arena-filling, gritty pop-rock. “Alive” is a classy, booming, sing-to-the-skies anthem that puts The Dirty Youth on track for a career defining twelve months ahead.

Run Time: 4:03
Release Date: March 23, 2014

Check out the song “Alive”


I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.