Dirty Rascal head out on their ‘What Would Love Do’ Tour in in May/June 2019. To coincide with the tour they release the radio edit of ‘What Would Love Do’ on Friday May 24 which will be the second single from their album, ‘You Be The King’. This reggae inspired track, rich with tasty guitar (care of the late, great Ross Hannaford) and vintage keys. They have a brilliant new music video to accompany the track as well. Andrew McSweeney’s emotive vocal sits easily over with the driving rhythm of Jerry Speiser. Written by Andrew and Jerry, Andrew had this to say about the meaning behind the track:
“‘What Would Love Do’ is about looking for an answer during challenging times and realising it might just be love. Yep pretty corny” says Andrew. “Beginning with stillness, silence, refection we allow the space for connection and for answers to present themselves. Disconnect to reconnect.”
‘You Be The King’ was released last year to critical acclaim and coincided with a series of shows, inspiring some great reviews. The strong energy within the group has inspired new audiences who eagerly await the new release.
Dirty Rascal shows have been described as:
“Life-affirming… this is songwriting to stir the soul.” – The Music
Dirty Rascal’s powerhouse rhythm section featuring Grammy award winner Jerry Speiser (Men at Work) and Andy Dixon (The Cloaks), with guitars and mandolin from songwriters Andrew McSweeney (McSweeney/Kutcha Edwards) and ARIA winner John Fleming (Scared Weird Little Guys), are capped off with lush vocal harmonies, all in the natural tuning of A432. There is a deep acknowledgement of the power of the feminine and masculine in songs which stretch from sweet country rock through soaring double guitar solos into reggae and funk.
Dirty Rascal’s new single ‘What Would Love Do’ will be available on all digital platforms from May 24
May 11 – Bendigo – Golden Vine Hotel Bendigo
May 24 – Adelaide – Wheatsheaf Hotel
May 31 – Brisbane – The Milk Factory
June 1 – Yandina – The Shared Yandina
June 2 – Byron Bay – The Rails
June 7 – Melbourne – The Spotted Mallard
June 9 – Warrnambool – The Loft
June 15 – Sydney – Lazybones Lounge