Artist: DUNE RATS
City: Brisbane, QLD
Members: Danny Beus, BC
Brisbane two piece DUNE RATS pretty much do what they like and say what they like and are pretty much at the forefront of an exciting breed of music which needs to be recognised in this Country right now!
DUNE RATS are defiantly punk because they don’t really give a shit about authority, they just want to enjoy music and life for what it should be, FUN!
DUNE RATS have been blessed with high rotation tracks on triple j and they are also looking at their second trip to the US in the space of around three months to play SXSW and then they’ll be visiting some other crazy destinations ie; Africa, Asia, Turkey? The world is surely on its way to discovering DUNE RATS!
Check out their brand new video RED LIGHT GREEN LIGHT below. It’s safe to say that ‘the Dunies’ are having way more fun than any other band in Australia aright now. So why don’t we all light up a joint and get to it Australia? What are we waiting for?
If the Australian music industry was anything like DUNE RATS the Australian music industry would be a way more fun place. We all need to stop taking ourselves so seriously and actually start having some fun.
KILL ALL THE FUN POLICE! KEEP ROCKIN DUNE RATS OUR MUTHA FUCKIN ARTISTS OF THE WEEK!!!!!
DISCOVER DUNE RATS!
The Brisbane music scene circa 1970’s and 1980’s played an important role in Australian music history and where it is today. Brisbane band THE SAINTS would go on to bring Brisbane and Australian music out of the dark ages and into a new era. Fast forward to 2012 and Brisbane has had a long-lasting legacy giving birth to many great bands like THE GO BETWEENS, REGURGITATOR, DUNE RATS, DZ DEATHRAYS and MILLIONS just to name a few.
Alot has changed since the 70’s, but in many ways the struggles that seemed to plague musicians back in those days are still the same issues that bands grapple with today; getting shows, making a living and the lack of radioplay.
Punk attitude was alot more prominent in those days and you get a real sense that bands were writing songs about issues that were impacting their lives. ‘Getting out of Brisbane’ and ‘standing up to the man’ seemed to be on alot of people’s minds.
A great snap shot of an important era in Australian music. Some really cool bands are in this doco too.
MY SYDNEY RIOT and SAILOR JERRY are putting together an amazing music compilation in support of PUSSY RIOT.
It will be available as a free download for anyone out there who believes in the power of music and freedom of speech.
This Bad Boy drops this Wednesday 15th August. Stay tuned for its launch and other fun plans we have installed for you all.
“MY PUSSY RIOT – A FREE PUNK ROCK MUSIC COMPILATION FROM AUSTRALIA”
Featuring the following artists in alphabetical order – with more to come!
Here at My Sydney Riot, we love Brisbane boys Dune Rats.
It’s been great to see them going from strength to strength, and kicking up a storm supporting Best Coast on their recent Australian tour.
The good news is that Dune Rats are heading back our way in support of fellow Queenslanders Bleeding Knees Club in launching their album, Nothing To Do.
Catch them both, plus special guests in Sydney at the Oxford Art Factory on Friday the 13th (18+), and Saturday the 14th April (all ages matinée).
For more dates in NSW and interstate, check this out.
Do yourself a favour and write down these dates, get yourself to one of these gigs and see why these bands rock!
Words and photography by Kate Farquharson.