Discovery: The Dirty Beat

Hailing from Canada, The Dirty Beat are a heavy folk act who create music that fans of Silver Mt. Zion would appreciate. Their latest dystopian piece is called The Iron Wall.

By Graeme Smith

The Iron Wall is a powerful piece of music. Very much on the darker side of folk music, it explores the reality of tyranny. The atmosphere is created through percussion, amplified banjo and traditional folk instruments while mournful vocals tell a descriptive story of subjection and imprisonment.

You really don’t hear much like The Dirty Beat in the modern music scene so when I heard The Iron Wall I knew I had to share it. These guys deserve more attention than they’re currently getting. You can listen to the track below.