Forever Teenage Dirtbags

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What if you really, really loved your part-time job? But what if it didn’t pay enough?

Well then you may possibly be in Wheatus.

‘We really don’t run into people who don’t like Dirtbag, including us,’ Wheatus frontman, producer and songwriter Brendan B Brown says.

It seems that Wheatus do indeed still love playing their multi-platinum, ubiquitous 2001 classic Teenage Dirtbag.

‘I grew up idolising Rush and AC/DC. Bands that last forever. One of the fears I had when Dirtbag kicked off was that it would get old quick or be received as a fad. I was wrong to worry about that. It feels new every night. I think that’s because it’s hard to play correctly, but what the hell do I know?’

They’ll be playing their entire eponymously-titled 2000-released Top 10 debut album, which features Dirtbag, plus some favourite songs from their 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th, 6th & 7th albums too.

They come to Talking Heads in Southampton on Wednesday, doors 7.30pm. Tickets £15. Go to