The release of their debut EP in 2011, brought critical acclaim to the band from the South West music scene with articles in various online publications. This EP which was put up for free download also earned the band a loyal fan base throughout the UK as well attracting BBC Introducing and receiving four national radio plays of the 'powerhouse anthem' History.
In May 2011 the band made it down from 10,000 unsigned acts around the country to the shortlist of top 20 unsigned indie bands in the UK, with the final show at the O2 Arena in London. This has established the band on the national scene, bringing support slots with the likes of Pegasus Bridge and various other well renowned bands.
The Dirty Tricks are pushing on to a follow up single The Night to celebrate their success in the Live and Unsigned competition with dates around the country venturing into venues such as the Coventry Kasbah, The Croft in Bristol, O2 Academy in Birmingham and the O2 Arena in London.
“Noted for their original image and energy on stage, The Dirty Tricks won the affections of many and performed one of the better original songs of the day.”