Roll up! Roll up! Welcome to The Filthy Spectacula.
UK based band playing a carnival of gypsy punk, dark cabaret, goth, and steampunk with a touch of ska and pirate shanties, mix with some dark, add more dark and you are almost there.
The Filthy Spectacula offers a high octane, fun night out, with an interactive experience of sing along, dance along, and drink along music. Are you curious, seeking adventure and thrill? Come and see for yourself...
FEature Music video
The official music video to The Dirty Dog from our album THE HOWL OF THE UNDERCLASSES. Stick it in your eyes, stick it in your ears, stick it inside your darkest fears.
'THE HOWL OF THE UNDERCLASSES' is available on CD & download.
Who Drinks with Me?
"Brilliant, one of a kind goth folk stories by this exceptional steampunk band..
we celebrate bands that try/ are nothing but different than the rest and have that original touch you don't see/hear anywhere else! Well done The Filthy Spectacula !! ???"
- Vivid Attractions Bookings
"9/10...Captain Jack Sparrow only with a little more drunkenness and insanity, and there is a distinct feeling of Oliver Twist and Sweeney Todd about this album. Poverty turned into poetry."
- Full Blast Music Reviews
"The Filthy Spectacula‘s own brand of snakeoil is all wrapped in a manic romany punk soundtrack...something that will inevitably fuel a manic crowd as it possesses the kind of joyous theatrical feel that makes you want to experience them live, preferably whilst clutching, and possibly spilling, a drink as the dance goes on around you."
- AJ Phink review on The Punk Site
"The Howl Of The Underclasses is not all what I was expecting and I was very pleasantly surprised and they are now at the top of my list of bands to catch live."
- album review by London Celtic Punks
"The Filthy Spectacula, a pirate-meets-steampunk themed folk band, were playing to a pretty large audience all things considered... The five-piece, which consisted of an accordion player and a violinist alongside guitar, bass and drums, were doing a fine job of getting the party started and encouraging folk to dance. Visually the band were definitely a spectacle...but still good fun."
- Review on Colin's Punk Rock World
"I'm hallucinogenically drunk after listening to that!"
- Adam Walton live on BBC Radio Wales after playing our song The Dirty Dog
Dec 5 2020
Apr 3 2021
Jul 17 2021
Aug 7 2021
Please bear with us while we are still arranging new dates for some gigs that have been affected by CoVid 19. These are:
THE ROPEMAKERS, Bridport
THE NO DATE FESTIVAL at Y LLEW COCH (THE RED LION HOTEL), Machynileth
The Howl of the Underclasses
THE FILTHY SPECTACULA
The Dirty Dog 4:290:00 / 4:29
Bedlam Hallelujah 3:240:00 / 3:24
Oh Cynthia 5:000:00 / 5:00
0:00 / 4:13
0:00 / 3:37
Rum 4:290:00 / 4:29
0:00 / 3:16
The Hearse Song 3:300:00 / 3:30
0:00 / 4:33
One Step Closer 4:080:00 / 4:08
She Wants Me (Dead) 4:410:00 / 4:41
Seas of Stupidity 3:310:00 / 3:31
Dear Judas 5:430:00 / 5:43
THE FILTHY SPECTACULA
0:00 / 5:10
Jack the Knife 3:140:00 / 3:14
Drinkski Song 4:400:00 / 4:40
Thieves in the Night 3:170:00 / 3:17
Murder of Crows 3:540:00 / 3:54
Flying Dutchman 3:100:00 / 3:10
Absinthe Friends 3:590:00 / 3:59
Ode to Drunk Romeos 3:010:00 / 3:01
No Sympathies 3:530:00 / 3:53
0:00 / 6:29
Marie Laveau 2:430:00 / 2:43
House of Ill Repute 4:480:00 / 4:48
Against the Wall 5:530:00 / 5:53
Who Are We?
The story of The Filthy Spectacula began on a dark and stormy night in late 2014. A group of vagabond strangers met up in a rehearsal studio for the first time to swap stories, drink absinthe and clang out something resembling music. They were on to something and took to travelling around and making new stories together. Some got left at various points along the way, but other riff-raff were eagerly waiting in the shadows to join this travelling circus.
Together this crew has exhorted a club full of maniacs in bondage gear to Cossack dance; they have thrilled and terrified Victorian music halls filled with Steampunks; they have had cheese thrown at them in the West Country and been asked by Ed Milliband to "turn it down please" and yet nothing can slow down this marauding crew of lyrical lunatics.
With their debut full length album released in 2016 they followed up with recordings for the second full length album in early 2019 and continue to assault the UK with their absinthe soaked antics.
The Filthy Spectacula are: Mr E (guitar, vocals and abuse), Tarian (accordion and scowling), Hristo (bass, backing vocals and alchemy), and two new members yet to be unveiled playing violin and drums.
“Who drinks with me?”
— The Dirty Dog
Buy Our Stuff!
Please note that we are an independent band and while we will do our best to get your Filthy goods to you ASAP, please allow a few days for your order to be processed.