Making a punk record is easy. Just ask anyone. Well, anyone who hasn’t actually ever made one, that is. Behind the three chords and drug-soaked lyrics is a whole lot of hard work, planning and in the case of Dune Rats second album, The Kids Will Know It’s Bulls**t, a fair bit of self-reflection since their 2014 self-titled debut.

The trio first album was a fast and furious mission steeped from a letter from Steve Albini to Nirvana that’s proposed they “bang out a record in a couple of days, with high quality but minimal production and no interference from the front office bulletheads”. With this method tried and tested, the boys decided the new album is a different beast. They would take their time, write and rewrite, build and pull apart, until the songs felt right.

The Kids Will Know It’s Bulls**t was written wherever Dune Rats hung their smoking devices: in various beach shacks along the east coast of Australia, in the middle of Joshua Tree and in a speeding RV along a US highway, and recorded at Head Gap in Melbourne. It’s  the  sound  of  a  band  working together  with  their  best  friend (Zac Carpenter of FIDLAR), culminating in a 30 minute anxiety trip of stoner pop.

The Kids Will Know It’s Bulls**t is released 7th April 2017 via Ratbag / Warner.

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Watch the video for ‘Scott Green’ below: