DUNE RATS announce their much anticipated brand new album ‘Hurry Up And Wait’, set for release on January 31st through Ratbag Records/BMG, pre-order – HERE

Band release their brand new single+video ‘Crazy’ today (Nov 4th) following a world exclusive premiere on the Radio 1 Rock Show, listen – HERE

The new album follows the release of the bands Australian Number 1 album ‘The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit’ in 2017

UK/European DUNE RATS tour in December, touring the USA and Canada in November with biggest ever shows in Australia also now announced

Today, Monday November 4th, Australian 3 piece DUNE RATS can announce details of their brand new, forthcoming studio album ‘Hurry Up And Wait’. The record, a follow up to the 2017 Australian Number 1 album ‘The Kids Will Know Its Bullshit’, is set for release on January 31st 2020 through Ratbag Records/BMG

The band have also today released a brand new single and video ‘Crazy’, which was given its world exclusive last night on Radio 1 with the Rock Show, listen back to the show – HERE

Of the new singe, the band say – Crazy is one of our heavier songs that we wrote over in LA when we were surrounded by a lot of excess. Everyone is doing anything and everything because it’s available, whether it’s taking drugs, eating shitty food or being surrounded by technology. All this stuff at the end of the day, whilst awesome at the time, doesn’t leave you any better off even if it feels that way in the moment.”

Live wise, the band have already toured the UK this summer, as well as play at the 2000trees Festival near Cheltenham. They head off on a full US and Canada headline tour through November, will be at Split Milk Festival in Australia in December, touring UK through December and then their largest Australian headline shows to date next Jan/Feb 2020.

A nod to the stop-start nature of life on the road, the title of the group’s third LP – ‘Hurry Up And Wait’ – gives a hint of the wild ride DUNE RATS have experienced following the success of their breakthrough 2017 record ‘The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit’, which landed four singles in triple J’s Hottest 100 between 2016 and 2017, debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts, was nominated for ‘Best Rock Album’ at the ARIAs and saw the trio performing their explosive live show at sold out headline shows around the world AND at home with headline sets at Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Laneway Festival and more.

You would expect a band to get swept up in all the glamour and hype – but not DUNE RATS. While ‘Hurry Up And Wait’ marks a new chapter for the band as their cleanest and most refined release to date, the boys prove just as tongue-in-cheek and down-to-earth as ever.

In the end, the key to unlocking DUNE RATS’ third album was bringing everything back to where it all began, returning home after briefly testing the waters in America, swapping Calabasas for the Central Coast and super-producers for old mates. Working alongside producer James Tidswell (Violent Soho), engineer Mitch Kenny, producer/songwriter Miro Mackie and mixer Mike Green, the trio were given the time, trust and space to simply be themselves, making music at their own pace without anyone else trying to shape their much beloved, scuzzed-up stoner sound. The band credit Tidswell in particular, who they say was “an avid believer we shouldn’t go in with a super punk rock sound”, with encouraging them to explore different styles on the LP, pushing them to “really try to make a record that we’re proud of”. 

In the process, the band were allowed to rediscover what made them the band they are and wanted to be in the first place, coming out the other end with a much clearer idea of what they do – and don’t – want their music to be. ‘Hurry Up And Wait’ sees the band evolving while honing what they’ve always done best.

DUNE RATS Lead singer Danny Beus explains that the evolution reflects changes in the trio’s personal lives. ”We don’t want to be the ‘Scott Green’ band forever. We didn’t set out to make a big album, or a polished album, or an album about partying because the last one did alright, or an album not about partying because we want to get away from that. It’s just writing about different stuff in our lives. It was always just going to be Dunies”.

‘Hurry Up And Wait’ is available to pre-order now – HERE
‘Crazy’ is out today via Ratbag Records/BMG, buy/stream it – HERE

DUNE RATS UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES DECEMBER
Mon 02nd-Dec – France, Paris, Ephemere
Tue 03-Dec – Manchester, Night People
Wed 04-Dec – London, The Garage
Fri 06-Dec – Germany, Berlin, Cassiopeia

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