Melbourne rock collective, Dirty Rascal will be releasing its highly anticipated debut album You Be The King on Friday 3rd August. The album’s first single ‘Be A Lion’ will be going straight to radio on the same day.

You Be The King has overtones of country rock, folk and blues. Produced by Jerry Speiser and recorded under the skilled ear of Callum ‘The Calibrator’ Barker, at Newmarket studios in Melbourne, the songs began to shine. A powerhouse engine-room, overlaid with double guitars and lush vocal harmonies all combine seamlessly to carry these memorable melodies. Infectious hooks and tireless grooves bring the vulnerability of real and relatable to life.

Andrew McSweeney says that “recording the album You Be The King was a challenging and transforming experience. I was challenged as a songwriter and a singer and, through the process, gained a greater vision of who we are and what we can do as band.”

Dirty Rascal offers something fresh and bright to Australian music, galvanising audiences with their songs and sound. The stellar lineup includes Andrew McSweeney (Midnight Hunting Crew) and John Fleming (Scared Weird Little Guys/ARIA award winner), along with rhythm section, Jerry Speiser (Men at Work) and Andy Dixon (New Geisha) rounding out the crew.

You Be The King is set for release on Friday 3rd August.

You can purchase You Be The King here.

Saturday, 21 July – BENDIGO, Golden Vine Hotel

Friday, 27 July – HOBART, Republic Bar

Saturday, 28 July – LAUNCESTON, Royal Oak Hotel

Sunday, 29 July – DELORAINE, Bush Inn

Saturday, 4 August – MELBOURNE, Northcote Social Club

Thursday, 23 August – SYDNEY, Lazybones Lounge

Thursday, 6 September – ADELAIDE, Wheatsheaf Hotel

Friday, 7 September – WARRNAMBOOL, The Loft

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