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Released: 28.06.24







Reconvening after a dozen years stuffed to the gills with other projects (with Nick Cave, with Marisa Anderson, with Nina Nastasia, with soundtracks) the Dirty Three recorded Love Changes Everything in less than a week, but you’d never know it.

From the surprisingly fierce Love Changes Everything Part I – which is as close to a rock ’n’ roll number as the trio get – to the long, surging closer Part VI, which boils and bubbles along with skittering drums and overdriven guitar – this new record is fresh but familiar, pushing forward but still recognisably them. Most of the tracks are slow, enveloping, recalling at times the tension-without-resolution of The Necks. Part IV in particular will see people reaching for words like ‘oceanic’. This is a really wonderful return.


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