The Dry Retch - Futurama Festival 2022


The Dry Retch

The Dry Retch, formed in 2000 they soon found themselves supporting Bangtwister from Glasgow.  Five albums followed and a few line up changes before grinding to a halt in 2010.Fast forward to 2017 when they came together to record and cover five unreleased Stooges tracks which later appeared on the ‘A Kick In The Gulags’ mini album. Instead of it being no fun, it all went so well, that it was only a  small step to getting back the Dry Retch back on stage together. Prior to lockdown the band had started gathering some real momentum, most notably supporting Brian James (ex Damned, Lords of the New Church) in Nottingham. And since ‘Gulags’ we have released ‘Pyongsang Kaengsaeng’ and ‘Cultural Backsliding’ to have come out to critical acclaim.The sound has always been in the garage end of punk, with more than a nod to the Stooges, Mudhoney, Radio Birdman, MC5, Thee Hypnotics and add splash of Fu Manchu into the mix.A recent reveiwer  described them as ‘’A swirling wall of volume, Stooges infested guitars and harsh punk rhythms, the thudding bass lines and explosive drums….. both loose by design and a tight well oiled noise machine. Still, after all these years, one of my favourite live musical experiences.’’