Thee Dagger Debs

Musicians — The UK

Name, where are you from?
Thee Dagger Debs Delia, Laura and Letty. We’re mostly from the North but based in the South-East and are scattered round the region.

Describe your style in three words?
Pure pub rock.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
I think the best ones are where you get to play with friends and the recent support we did for Giuda at the 100 Club was an excellent night.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
1970s Dr Feelgood.
Nine Below Zero at any point.

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
As a band I reckon the boot boys and general pub-goers of the 60s and 70s in this country enjoyed a good mix of classic R'n'B and stompers, which is right up our alley and Australian Sharpies are not necessarily an influence but I think we have the same rockin’ taste as these groups of kids. They listened to a really good mix of blues, glam rock and power pop.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
I think perhaps as a band it would be Lee Brilleaux. He’s our hero and is the essence of pub rock. From his filthy white suit to his love of beer.

Of all the venues you’ve been to, which is your favourite?
The Lexington in London is the perfect size, right sound guys always and you can have one hell of a Xmas party which we have done a couple of times playing with there with friends.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
We’d have to split it into three as we have a mixed bag of tastes!
Letty: Dick Dale although loved not by half enough people. Definitely should have been a billionaire.
Laura: Sister Rosetta Tharpe - At least she’s received a lot more recognition in recent years (deservedly so!) but it’s just a shame it’s taken so long.
Delia: Lee Hazelwood love everything he does.


Thee Dagger Debs are a three-piece London based pub-rock band. Thee Dagger Debs have supported the like of Eddie and the Hot Rods, Johnny Moped and Giuda. Find out more here.

The first track you played on repeat?
Delia: Nancy Sinatra - 'Boots'
Letty: The Stranglers - 'The Raven'
Laura: The Beatles - 'I Saw Her Standing There'

A song that defines the teenage you?
Delia: Incredible String Band - 'Very Cellular Song'
Letty: Pulp - 'Babies'
Laura: No Doubt - 'Just A Girl'

One record you would keep forever?
Delia: Lee Hazlewood - 'Requiem For An Almost Lady' 
Letty: Roxy Music – 'Roxy Music'
Laura: Benny Goodman - 'Live at Carnegie Hall 1938'

A song lyric that has inspired you?
Delia: The Ran Dells - 'Martian Hop'
Letty: Magazine - 'The Light Pours Out Of Me'
Laura: Anita O’day w/Stan Kenton Orchestra - 'And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine'

A song you wished you had written?
Letty: Echo and The Bunny Men - 'Killing Moon'
Delia: The pleasure seekers - 'What A Way To Die'
Laura: The Undertones - 'You Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It)'

Best song to turn up loud?
Delia: Lene Lovich - 'Lucky Number'
Letty: ATV - 'Action Time Vision'
Laura: Karl Bryan - 'Soul Scorcher'

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
Delia: NWA - 'Fuck Da Police'
Letty: Debussy - 'Clair De Lune'
Laura: Jungle Brothers - 'Jungle Brother (Aphrodite Remix)'

The song to get you straight on the dance floor?
Delia: Outkast - 'Hey Ya' 
Letty: Little Richard - 'Lucille'
Laura: Also Little Richard - 'The Girl Can’t Help It'

Best song to end an all-nighter?
Laura: Denis Waterman - 'I Could Be So Good For You'
Letty: Moody Blues - 'Go Now'
Delia: George Mccrae - 'Rock Your Baby'

Any new bands you are into at the moment?
There’s too many! But on rotation at the moment on our turntables: Shannon And The Clams, The Tinfoils, Meggie Brown, The Roves, Daddy Long Legs, Les Agamemnonz, The Love Boat, Howlin’ Jaws, Les Grys Grys.

Name, where are you from?
Thee Dagger Debs Delia, Laura and Letty. We’re mostly from the North but based in the South-East and are scattered round the region.

Describe your style in three words?
Pure pub rock.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
I think the best ones are where you get to play with friends and the recent support we did for Giuda at the 100 Club was an excellent night.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
1970s Dr Feelgood.
Nine Below Zero at any point.

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
As a band I reckon the boot boys and general pub-goers of the 60s and 70s in this country enjoyed a good mix of classic R'n'B and stompers, which is right up our alley and Australian Sharpies are not necessarily an influence but I think we have the same rockin’ taste as these groups of kids. They listened to a really good mix of blues, glam rock and power pop.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
I think perhaps as a band it would be Lee Brilleaux. He’s our hero and is the essence of pub rock. From his filthy white suit to his love of beer.

Of all the venues you’ve been to, which is your favourite?
The Lexington in London is the perfect size, right sound guys always and you can have one hell of a Xmas party which we have done a couple of times playing with there with friends.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
We’d have to split it into three as we have a mixed bag of tastes!
Letty: Dick Dale although loved not by half enough people. Definitely should have been a billionaire.
Laura: Sister Rosetta Tharpe - At least she’s received a lot more recognition in recent years (deservedly so!) but it’s just a shame it’s taken so long.
Delia: Lee Hazelwood love everything he does.


Thee Dagger Debs are a three-piece London based pub-rock band. Thee Dagger Debs have supported the like of Eddie and the Hot Rods, Johnny Moped and Giuda. Find out more here.

The first track you played on repeat?
Delia: Nancy Sinatra - 'Boots'
Letty: The Stranglers - 'The Raven'
Laura: The Beatles - 'I Saw Her Standing There'

A song that defines the teenage you?
Delia: Incredible String Band - 'Very Cellular Song'
Letty: Pulp - 'Babies'
Laura: No Doubt - 'Just A Girl'

One record you would keep forever?
Delia: Lee Hazlewood - 'Requiem For An Almost Lady' 
Letty: Roxy Music – 'Roxy Music'
Laura: Benny Goodman - 'Live at Carnegie Hall 1938'

A song lyric that has inspired you?
Delia: The Ran Dells - 'Martian Hop'
Letty: Magazine - 'The Light Pours Out Of Me'
Laura: Anita O’day w/Stan Kenton Orchestra - 'And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine'

A song you wished you had written?
Letty: Echo and The Bunny Men - 'Killing Moon'
Delia: The pleasure seekers - 'What A Way To Die'
Laura: The Undertones - 'You Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It)'

Best song to turn up loud?
Delia: Lene Lovich - 'Lucky Number'
Letty: ATV - 'Action Time Vision'
Laura: Karl Bryan - 'Soul Scorcher'

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
Delia: NWA - 'Fuck Da Police'
Letty: Debussy - 'Clair De Lune'
Laura: Jungle Brothers - 'Jungle Brother (Aphrodite Remix)'

The song to get you straight on the dance floor?
Delia: Outkast - 'Hey Ya' 
Letty: Little Richard - 'Lucille'
Laura: Also Little Richard - 'The Girl Can’t Help It'

Best song to end an all-nighter?
Laura: Denis Waterman - 'I Could Be So Good For You'
Letty: Moody Blues - 'Go Now'
Delia: George Mccrae - 'Rock Your Baby'

Any new bands you are into at the moment?
There’s too many! But on rotation at the moment on our turntables: Shannon And The Clams, The Tinfoils, Meggie Brown, The Roves, Daddy Long Legs, Les Agamemnonz, The Love Boat, Howlin’ Jaws, Les Grys Grys.

Thee Dagger Debs - 'The Doll'

Thee Dagger Debs - 'Lies' (LIVE in Amsterdam)

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