With the recent release of their fourth album Sound of Change, Huntington Beach fivesome Dirty Heads are currently on the road with Rome. As part of the tour, the group will play Toronto’s The Phoenix on October 29th and we caught up with vocalist Jared Watson beforehand to discuss accepting change, selling out Red Rocks, decompressing, and industry advice! Here’s what he had to say:
AMBY: Hey Dirty Heads, thanks for speaking with us today and congrats on the release of your fourth album Sound of Change! What was one of the highlights you had while creating the record?
Dirty Heads: The whole experience was great. I loved getting in and working with new producers, like Supa Dups , Dave basset , Niles, and Rome. Having different creative minds was refreshing.
AMBY: Who were your biggest influences or inspirations on the album?
Dirty Heads: We didn’t really have any specific bands or artists just sonically we wanted to go more into our hip hop and alternative side with that underlying reggae feel that we have.
AMBY: What’s the significance behind the album’s title Sound of Change?
Dirty Heads: It’s a call to arms for people to accept change in their lives or make a change in their lives that’s needed.
AMBY: In support of the album’s release, you embark on a tour across the US with Rome in October. What do you look forward to most?
Dirty Heads: Obviously the shows! New music new production just a way more dynamic show to watch. The rest of tour life can get a little boring hahah.
AMBY: What’s one of your most memorable touring experiences?
Dirty Heads: Selling out Red Rocks! That was not only a dream come true bucket list shit it was a goal we set as a band and it feels good to accomplish that. Looking forward to many more.
AMBY: Outside of music, what are some of your favourite things to do?
Dirty Heads: Nothing hahaha. Just be lazy. Chill at the house, cook, game, and just hang the fuck out, decompress.
AMBY: If you had the opportunity of speaking to yourself at the beginning of your career, what advice would you have told yourself?
Dirty Heads: Don’t trust your second label, they are gonna jam it in lubeless. And go easy on your liver and vocal chords when you’re in Brazil.
AMBY: Lastly, what’s something about Dirty Heads that nobody knows yet?
Dirty Heads: Secrets are no fun if everyone knows em! You get nothing! Ok maybe one thing, this is actually pretty big , you ready? Oh shit wait my phones dy…..
Thank you Dirty Heads, for giving us your answers!
Interview by Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout