After wrapping up a successful co-headlining tour with Matisyahu and having their most recent release, Cabin by the Sea be a commercial and critical success, the Dirty Heads aren’t ready to slow down anytime soon. Talking with Alternative Addiction in a recent interview, Dustin Bushnell talked about how happy the band is to be where they are; but explained how they’re still hungry to spread their music to new audiences.
“It was one of the most enjoyable tours we’ve had,” said Bushnell about the tour with Matisyahu. “We both had new albums out and we were both playing good music. It was three months, but it went by very quick. I feel like our band has been moving up and up. Everything’s going well right now. A lot of fans came out, the shows were packed, and we played some of the biggest venues we’ve played… all in all it was rad. I don’t remember a bad show.”
The Dirty Heads are enjoying a nice run of success now, but not that long ago they were struggling to get music released. They made a record they couldn’t put out and were trapped underneath a mountain of red tape. Talking with Bushnell, we asked if the band was amazed at where they are now compared to where they were just a few years ago, the vocalist said they were, but they’re still eager to expand.
“I still feel the way I did when it was beginning but it’s for a different goal. We’re insanely stoked to be where we’re at and to have the fans that we do. But now that we’re here I feel like we’ve just started because we’ve got all these new goals- like going international- going to Brazil and Australia and all of these other places. Now that I’m here, there’s so much more work to be done that I see.”
Coming off of the co-headlining tour, the Dirty Heads have been off for most of October and after an insane summer they’ve earned it. The new record came out months ago and a busy slate of shows since then has filled up their time. The good news for fans though is the time on the road has inspired the guys to start working on new material.
On the topic of working on new music, Bushnell said: “Me and Duddy are going to start writing again. We were on the road for three months and we were doing a lot of sound checks and a lot of sitting in the back of the bus messing with songs. I really didn’t think we’d be this inspired to start writing for the next album yet, but we are.”