Dirty Shirt are widely regarded as one of the most original and successful rock bands in Eastern Europe, having a consistent presence at international level (tours and media) as well. Even though their music is based on the modern hardcore-metal sound, Dirty Shirt are incredibly astute in blending various genres, being known mainly for their musical influences stemming from East European traditional music. The use of traditional acoustic instruments in the studio and on stage makes this mixture even more authentic. Their songs are catchy and dancing, thus having appeal to a wider audience than the metal one.
The band is formed by 8 musicians on stage, including violin, acoustic guitars, synths, samples, etc, but last year, Dirty Shirt started a very ambitious project, FolkCore DeTour which is an unprecedented project for the Romanian and international metal scenes alike because it juxtaposed for the first time on stage a metal band and a prestigious Romanian traditional folk orchestra (Ansamblul Folcloric National Transilvania). For this tour, the band performed with this extended version which benefited from an impressive production (25 musicians on stage). Because of its success, an exceptional live album was recorded at Arenele Romane in Bucharest was released via the French label Apathia Records and broadcasted on Romanian National TV.