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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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  • watchherride

    you guys are so cute. love to read your comments

    2 Aug 5:28pm Reply
  • Rodwen

    dude that's deep

    9 Jul 7:10pm Reply
  • cadavreflex

    Towards The Low Sun blows Cinder, Ocean Songs & Horse Shorties out of the water so violently there's nothing left to the sea but a great black roaring abyss ripped straight through the whole earth, with nothing save a handful of stars gazing back in feverish, endless, awe.

    8 Jul 9:52pm Reply
  • redrosiesugar

    Cinder burns Ocean Songs & Horse Stories to absolute smithereens.

    25 Jun 1:07pm Reply
  • Assmoron

    Ocean Songs could swim circles around Horse Stories

    6 Jun 5:00pm Reply
  • Nimbie

    Horse Stories is so much better than Ocean Songs

    4 Feb 10:17pm Reply
  • ovarylickpelvis

    кто бы избавил ласт.фм от описаний групп на русском

    23 Jan 1:32pm Reply
  • Sideburnstijger

    I listen to Dirty Three while reading your comments

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • backoffboogaloo

    indie? what a pointless tag.

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • joaohenriquebf

    Some Summers They Drop Like Flys <3

    19 Sep 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • Xaulb

    regrettably underrated post-rock

    1 Jun 2014 Reply
  • trashcity_

    Rainy mornings

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • naturalway

    ocean songs is amazing

    23 Feb 2014 Reply
  • beautifuldaddy

    I listened to dirty three while reading kafka once

    14 Feb 2014 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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