Destined to be one of the biggest bands on the planet (perhaps), now’s a great time to catch one of the loudest and craziest bands on the local circuit.

Dirty Rock And Roll do what it says on the tin. A passionate three-piece fusing punk with metal and a pinch of classic rock they’re like the Foo Fighters without a major deal.

Spawned from the brilliant Baby Rattlesnakes two years ago, DRR are back at Blyth’s The Quay on Thursday guaranteeing a set rich in punchy chords, singalong choruses and collapsing drum kits.

Lead singer Adam, who backed the likes of Quireboys, Tokyo Dragons and Electric Eel Shock during his days as a pouting Rattlesnake, may have just become a father for the first time but dad rock is definitely off the menu.

“We’ve been away for a while but we can’t wait to get back out there and show people what rock is really about,” he told rushonrock.  “We’ve been rehearsing our butts off to hone the perfect DRR sound and now we’re stepping things up with a batch of gigs in the next couple of months.”

After missing out on a slot at the Levellers-backed Beautiful Days festival this summer, DRR will be treading the boards at Newcastle’s Head Of Steam very soon. And before this week’s Blyth bash why not check out the North East’s fastest-rising rock heroes at