Starting as a solo project with the early 2012 release Wanderlust, Drew Black (formerly of The Belated) enlisted notable local musicians to fully realize his dark, sensual songwriting. The result is Drew Black and Dirty Electric, a heavy glam rock sound backed by a rhythmic powerhouse. The music stimulates and drives with a Queens of the Stone Age-like intensity, tinged with a Bowie-esque sexuality from Black’s lyrical delivery, sparing guitar licks, a distorted atmospheric sound, and compelling rhythmic patterns.
The four-piece group released its debut EP Dead Kings and Queens in spring 2013, and a digital single for "Love And A Riot" in summer 2013. Drew Black and Dirty Electric is Black (vocals/guitar), Zach Hodson (guitar), Michelle Bacon (drums) and Gavin Mac (bass).