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Melbourne, Australia (1992 – present)

Dirty Three is an Australian instrumental rock band, consisting of Warren Ellis (violin and bass guitar), Mick Turner (electric and bass guitars) and Jim White (drums). They formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1992.

During their career the group have spent much of their time overseas, when not performing together Turner is based in Melbourne, White lives in New York, and Ellis in Paris.

The trio released their debut ‘Sad & Dangerous’, and eponymous album in 1995, albums representative of a trio finding their sound, their experimentality and more raucous side of their music. The albums that followed- ‘Horse Stories’, 1997, ‘Ocean Songs’, 1998 and ‘Whatever You Love, You Are’, 2000, ‘She Has No Strings Apollo’, 2003, offered definitive moments of the trio’s career. ‘Cinder’, released in 2005, essentially continued musical traits developed in their previous albums, and although it continues in the spirit of ‘Ocean Songs’, ‘Cinder’ differs and diverges from their previous works in that it includes new instruments and, for the first time in their career, lyrics. The arrangements are generally shorter and more concise than those on their earlier albums. Perhaps most notably, instead of the usual recording live technique, they opted for the first time in their career to record in the studio individually.


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  • Aki_Kato

    Hi! listen and download my new albums here: atmospheric metal, experimental

    2 Oct 10:52am Reply
  • joaohenriquebf

    Some Summers They Drop Like Flys <3

    19 Sep 12:52pm Reply
  • tsintskaro

    Underrated by who? Considering they are an instrumental trio playing music with marginal appeal, I'd say that are remarkably successful both as a group as well as with their individual projects.

    13 Jul 10:52am Reply
  • Xaulb

    regrettably underrated post-rock

    1 Jun 2:01pm Reply
  • trashcity_

    Rainy mornings

    9 Mar 4:43am Reply
  • naturalway

    ocean songs is amazing

    23 Feb 11:31am Reply
  • beautifuldaddy

    I listened to dirty three while reading kafka once

    14 Feb 5:10am Reply
  • Shawbrook

    "if they come to your town and you don't see them you're a loser for life and will never ever be redeemed as a human being" I just realised I actually saw them at a festival, that is, I saw them but I didn't hear them. I was going for Mono and Do Make Say Think and I left right after they played. Really regret that now.

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • TheLibrarian_

    I listen to this while I read.

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Kyonil

    Таки молодцы.

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Skygazer1

    If they come to your town and you don't go see them you're a loser for life and will never ever be redeemed as a human being. Of course they're NOT TOURING which perhaps makes the whole world losers for life. THANKS A LOT DIRTY THREE YOU MADE THE WHOLE WORLD LOSERS BY NOT TOURING and specifically NOT COMING TO NYC.

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • knight_88

    Beautiful music.

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
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  • Cat_007

    Cool and underrated....

    8 Jun 2013 Reply
  • pmrpr

    "There are no upcoming events for this artist" :/

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • onelittleatlas

    Just heard Cinders for the first time and i must say it's a great album.

    26 May 2013 Reply
  • Grimroock

    Some kid below asked "why do they keep making the same album again and again?" I'll answer ignoring the obvious stupidity behind that question: BECAUSE IT'S A FREAKING GOOD ALBUM

    17 May 2013 Reply
  • Sarlo--Akrobata

    heh, first time Im listed as a top listener ^^

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • fogroach

    They are some sort of hardcore band.

    4 May 2013 Reply
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