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Dune Rats announce Birmingham show

March 15, 2017 in News

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 Bullshit, a fair bit of self-reflection since their 2014 self-titled debut.

When Dune Rats wrote and recorded their first album they smashed out the songs in a month and gave themselves a week to record. It 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 Bullshit 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.

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Dune Rats play Actress & Bishop Birmingham on Friday 19th May 2017. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Scott Green’ below:

Introducing: Dune Rats

September 17, 2015 in News

At a time when true rock tales are as rare as chicken lips, Dune Rats are traveling the globe as punk rock pied pipers, attracting an army of ferocious life enthusiasts who are as willing as they are to throw the dice, turn reality sideways and roll with whatever goes.

They have supported acts such as The Hives and Best Coast, played shows all over the world from South Africa to Singapore, USA to UK, but their proudest musical moment to date is the release of their self-titled LP. Recorded in just over a week with a Steve Albini ethos in my mind, their debut record is indie/jangle/surf/garage rock with no bullshit songs, written in a garage and recorded by a friend.

After 40 shows in early 2015 as main support for British rockers The Subways, an Aussie national tour with punk legends Cosmic Psychos, a signing to Dine Alone Records and a massive run with FIDLAR through the USA & Canada, Dune Rats are back across the Atlantic to hit a few of their favourite EU / UK haunts.

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DUNE RATS PLAY THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE BIRMINGHAM ON SAT 21ST NOVEMBER 2015. TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM 10AM FRI 18TH SEPTEMBER 2015 HERE.

Watch the video for ‘Dalai Lama, Big Banana, Marijuana’ below: