NEW ALBUM | DIRK. - Idiot Paradise


Posted 03-03-2023

DIRK. album: ‘Idiot Paradise’

Have you met DIRK. yet? DIRK. surfaced in 2018 with their debut record ‘album’ and reached national indie stardom with their 2020 sophomore album ‘Cracks in Common Sense’ and characteristic geeky indie rock sound – warm like Weezer, edgy like Pixies and Fugazi. Over the past two years the band has worked hard to become an even more close-knit fourpiece, and surgically removed what little baby fat was left. The result can be heard on new album ‘Idiot Paradise’, where DIRK. sounds more focused and ferocious, while at the same time exploring new musical territory and adding a touch of sheer international class and wit, much like Blur did towards the end of the 90s (“13”).

The album's lead single is ‘I Can't Sleep’. An insanely catchy slacker indie track, this might just be the song Pavement forgot to write and include on 'Wowee Zowee'. Add some Car Seat Headrest and Deerhunter, et voilà, this is alternative college rock at its finest!

Take it from us, ‘Idiot Paradise’ is going to be a game changer for DIRK. The album will be showcased at a sold-out Ancienne Belgique (Brussels!), in the hottest club in France and The Netherlands, and at the coolest European summer festivals.

Being the raucous live band they are, you’ll want to be there. DIRK. can’t wait to see you.