Dirty Blonde are a female indie-rock two piece from Manchester comprising members: Issy Sutcliffe (vocals, guitar) and Hayley Tait (lead guitar). The duo quickly developed their sound and have already started writing powerful songs, including their debut release ‘Northern Twang’

Get to know Dirty Blonde


Where are you from?

What do you do?
Guitar and songwriter in Dirty Blonde

Describe yourself in three words?
Completely winging it

You can make a record with one artist from history, who’s your pick?
Marc Bolan

What’s the most unexpected feedback you’ve had to a song or show?
Historical laughter from a family member for 10 minute straight when I told her I was in a band and showed her a song.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Courteeners at Old Trafford 2021. It was the first big gig after the pandemic so being in a crowd with all my mates listening to music again was the best feeling.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
Although we sound nothing like them, my main inspiration has always come from the classic Manchester bands; the Smiths, Stone Roses, Oasis, James etc

You have one hour to spend with a person from history, who and why?
David Bowie, obviously. Who wouldn’t want to spend an hour with him?

If you could play with any band, alive or dead, who would you pick?
Amy Winehouse would definitely be a good one.

10 song Spotify Playlist:

The first track you played constantly?
The La’s – Feelin’

A song that defines the teenage you?
The Heartbreaks – I Didn’t Think It Would Hurt to Think of You

One song you would keep forever?
Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run

A song lyric that has inspired you?
James – Tomorrow
‘Gotta keep faith that your path will change, gotta keep faith that your luck will change tomorrow’

A song you wished you had written?
The Rolling Stones – Doom and Gloom

A guilty pleasure?
Dido – White Flag

Best song to turn up loud?
Oasis – Stay Young

A karaoke song?
The Killers – When You We’re Young

Last song in your ideal night club?
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

A new band you’re into at the moment?
The Mysterines. Best song IMO – Gasoline



Written by Stuart Daley