Tuesday saw Australian punk trio Dune Rats drop a new single plus details of a debut album and world tour.
‘Funny Guy’ is the name of the new Dune Rats track and the band’s laid back approach saw the boys take a simple approach to constructing the single and upcoming full-length album.
The Brisbane stoner punk trio took heed of advice given to Nirvana from producer Steve Albini ahead of In Utero, “If a record takes more than a week to make, somebody’s fucking up.”
Dune Rats camped out in a tiny beach shed at bassist Brett Jansh’s mum’s place before recording in Melbourne.
“(The new single is) called ‘Funny Guy’,” drummer BC Michaels told Triple J in a hilarious interview. “And it’s pretty sick. I swear, man. We recorded [the whole album] over a week in the studios in Melbourne. And then it was mixed in four days. It’s self-titled and that’s all I know about it.
“We did it in December because we were there on my birthday. And I remember my birthday. That’s good. We recorded it with our pal … what do you call him? … um … Uncle Woody Annison. Yeah. We did it in his studios Red Door Studios. Red Door Sounds? Red Door Studios.”
Dune Rats are heading off on a world tour in support of the new self-titled album, due June 1, and will visit South Africa, the UK, Europe and Asia for 18 international dates before performing 10 Aussie gigs in June.
Dune Rats 2014 Australian Stops
Thursday, June 12 – Fremantle (Mojo’s)
Friday, June 13 – Perth (Amplifier)
Saturday, June 14 – Adelaide (Uni Bar)
Sunday, June 15 – Melbourne (The Grace Darling)
Thursday, June 19 – Ballarat (Karova Lounge)
Friday, June 20 – Melbourne (The Corner)
Saturday, June 21 – Sydney (Oxford Art Factory)
Sunday, June 22 – Sydney (The Lair)
Saturday, June 28 – Brisbane (The Zoo)
Sunday, June 29 – Brisbane (Alhambra Lounge)