Dimes are a Birmingham band birthed in the mid-moons of 2021. With their hash-it-out style approach, they provide distorted sludge with thumping bass lines. Backed by an endless groove on the skins and vicious vocals, these lads will give you a run for your coin. No thrills, no gimmicks, just some good old dimed rock n roll. Set to release their brand-new single ‘This Is It’ on the 31st of March, the body of work encapsulates their signature sound with infusions of garage-punk and sonic sounds. Produced by Gavin Monaghan, ‘This Is It’ aims to connect, provoke and bring unity that is corroded by daily life in the UK.
Speaking on the track, the band says: “there’s many a catalyst for the inspiration of this track. Sonically, like most of our riffs, they come out of thin air, off the cuff, usually, a full-tilt orange head juiced to the gills provides the ambience. Lyrically we think it’s a given. Give your head a wobble, and take a look around, it seems it’s every man for himself and this government continually bleeds us dry of every penny. Something’s got to give.”
Incensed by the injustice of day-to-day life British life, Dimes rely on big, heavy sounds from the likes of Kyuss and Black Sabbath for comfort. And inspired by the back streets of Birmingham, they provide a unique social commentary; calling out those responsible and letting the people know we are in this together. The band have also had notable support from the likes of BBC Introducing. Over the past 16 months, Dimes have built a name around Birmingham for their live shows, packing out headline shows and providing support for national and international touring bands. They’ve supported the likes of Eades, Public Body, False Heads and more.