Slightly Dishevelled are a punk band based in Dublin, but living scattered across the country. Their music is a combination of influences ranging from 70s punk music and aesthetics, surrealist art and absurdist film paired with individual inspirations. The most essential component to Slightly Dishevelled is the necessity for expression shared between all involved.
For the past couple of years, Slightly Dishevelled have carved a name for themselves as a must- see live band. The rooms they have played are consistently left drenched in sweat and euphoria. Since their conception in college, they have been playing gigs across the country.
They have been seen opening for Cork band GOD ALONE, in Whelans upstairs, opening for international band Booze and Glory in The Grand Social as well as opening for British punk trio BILK in the Cellar with Singular Artists. They also made an appearance at The Social UNREST festival, an online music festival hosted by The Grand Social. Separate to these support slots and festivals, Slightly Dishevelled have also headlined Whelans upstairs and Fred Zeppelin’s in Cork, both to packed out rooms.
In November 2022 they released their Debut single Chaos, which they recorded themselves in a studio-shed in Dublin, following in the footsteps of the DIY punk bands they all adore.
The music video for Chaos, directed by Iarla McKeon, was released in the 28th of February, and was premiered on Hot Press. Through their mutual obsession of surrealist art and absurd film, they took influence from that in the music video for “Chaos”. The video the feeling of an old school horror movie, but simultaneously reflect the abstract narrative of the song.
“Five-piece Dublin punk band Slightly Dishevelled’s debut single ‘Chaos’ strides into the house party just before the guards get there, with just enough time to grab a few cans and leggit”- Nialler9.
After spending time carefully arranging their music, and following the DIY handbook laid out by their influences, they are preparing for release of their second single “Fairly Regal”, a track that embraces the absurd and is awry with cryptic personal meaning.