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FAST TIMES AT DUNE RATS HIGH – DUNE RATS ANNOUNCE FIRST ROUND OF SUPPORTS

| 9 May 2014 | Reply

FAST TIMES AT DUNE RATS HIGH – DUNE RATS ANNOUNCE FIRST ROUND OF SUPPORTS
+ YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A SUPPORT SLOT AT ONE OF THEIR ALL AGES SHOWS!

Right now on the other side of the globe Dune Rats are making their presence known in small towns and big cities – winning people over with their tunes and their demeanours, wreaking havoc on excretory systems that are not just their own. By the laws of physics they should not be able to make it from bed to the shitter yet somehow there they are. Despite missing a plane in Capetown because Danny was feeding hungry taxi drivers, despite commandeering a tiny pub (in which BC could not stand to his full height) in the small country town of Flamstead run by the self claimed ‘town’s only Gay man’ where they were joined by the entire town and together solved the mysteries of the world, despite having coconuts thrown at them from a third story window in Liverpool by a lovely woman concerned about their dietary intake and despite losing a passport the night before ferrying from Liverpool to Dublin causing a full strip search to ensue of motorhome and all it’s inhabitants – despite all this, and so much more, (this in just 3 days), Dune Rats never miss a show – not in the UK, in Oz, South Africa, not in Asia nor the States. Dune Rats bums are dipped in honey.

Dune Rats
So how did things get so sweet? It’s a combination of factors: DNA, positive mental attitude, a good (and extremely fragile) manager and a profound understanding of the ancient wisdom that states
‘Ratbaggery Requires Comradery’.

With this wisdom in mind, Dune Rats announce those bravely joining them on the Australian leg of their quest. A quest that is as old as man himself – to play music and fuck shit up.

DUNE RATS ANNOUNCE FIRST ROUND OF SUPPORT ACTS

Mojo’s, Fremantle (18+) – Thursday 12th June, 2014

If you don’t know the garage stylings of three-piece Perth band, DOCTOPUS, don’t miss ’em in support of Dune Rats in Freo. They have pictures of Mexican Wrestling on their facebook page….need we say more? Also tagging in on the Mexican themed mayhem are local lads KING CACTUS who’ll be getting prickled in Perth too!!

Amplifier, Perth (18+) – Friday 13th June, 2014

DOCTOPUS will also prove alongside KING CACTUS just how rock n roll they are when they back Dune Rats up two nights in a row! They’ll be joined by the ‘beachgaze’ sounds of GUNNS bringing summer-fuzz to the frosty-arse WA winter!

The Grace Darling, Melbourne (U18s) – Sunday 15th June, 2014

Good-natured lads with a penchant for genre adjectives THE BENNIES will be setting the party scene for Dune Rats’ under 18 contigency in Melbs with their self-proclaimed punk ska psychedelic doom metal punk rock and taking it to The Corner too!

The Corner, Melbourne (18+) – Friday 20th June, 2014

Also joining THE BENNIES on the 18+ stage will be erratic creepy rock monsters DRUNK MUMS and their buddies WOD. Shit’s gonna get messy…

Uni Bar, Adelaide (18+) – Saturday 14th June, 2014

Lit-rock trio SINCERELY GRIZZLY will take to the stage with their blistering pop quirk, alongside the the chaotic and energetic live performance of the grunge-infused, indie-rock style of HORROR MY FRIEND.

Karova Lounge, Ballarat (18+) – Thursday 19th June, 2014

Ballarat locals BEL AIR will be bringing their mind-blowingly sonorous vocals, edgy interwoven guitar hooks and oh-so-spacy synth , along with the skillfully composed romantic pop of the enigmatic NEW GODS.

Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (18+) – Saturday 21st June, 2014

Experimental pop group, SHINING BIRD, will be taking flight from the sleepy town of Austinmer on the NSW south coast of Australia, to the Oxford Arts Factory. Sydney locals THE WALKING WHO will bend a few brains with their psychedelic rock and roll, and bringing their explosive vocals and a touch of boogie woogie THE KNITS!

The Lair, Sydney (U18s) – Sunday 22nd June, 2014

A trio of teen Aussie rapscallions that have been squeezing out some tasty tunes since gestation, LUNATICS ON POGOSTICKS will haul into the Lair their delicious lo-fi, garage-pop-noise.

The Zoo, Brisbane – Saturday 28th June, 2014

SEALEGS will woo punters with their mash up of well crafted indie pop hooks and eclectic rock n roll. Lock up your daughters, DEAD BEAT BAND bring their hippy shakin’ flower punk. pop, noise, love, rock n roll, ballads to both The Zoo and the U18 Alhambra Lounge show and local duo SCRAPES will crank the feedback drenched guitar and scraping, epic violin with their apocalyptic folk fiasco.

Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane (U18s) – Sunday 29th June, 2014

See above. DEAD BEAT BAND ahoy!!

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MOOOORRRREEE!!! IN HIGH SCHOOL AND IN A BAND? WANT TO OPEN FOR DUNE RATS AT ONE OF THEIR ALL AGES SHOWS??

As if you wouldn’t! In the true spirit of giving a buddy a leg up, Dune Rats have left a slot open at each of their ALL AGES gigs for a local high school band. If you’re keen as to take the stage supporting Dune Rats, you’re currently in high school, you live in Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane and you’re keen to see if this rock n roll caper is really for you then:

Send a link or mp3 that showcases three of your tracks to stuff@ratbagrecords.com
Include a short bio, that includes details of high school you attend and reason why you reckon your band would sit pretty on a Dune Rats bill.

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 2PM ON WEDNESDAY 21ST MAY, WINNERS ANNOUNCED VIA FB ON WEDNESDAY 28TH MAY.

FUN TIMES AT DUNE RATS HIGH!!
First single ‘Funny Guy’ live on itunes NOW Self-Titled Debut Album out Dune 1, 2014 through Ratbag Records. Pre-Order available NOOOOWWWW

DUNE RATS SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW. And as a big ‘FUCK YEAH!’ to all those who’ve supported them to now,
DUNE RATS have set the pre-order price at 10 bucks. SO YOU CAN GET YOURSELF A NEW ALBUM AND HALFWAY TO A TWENTY! YEEWWW!!

‘The whole record reminds us of school holidays; the smell of warm skin and sweaty hair lingers in the 38-minute length…Dune Rats – Most excellent.’ veri.live magazine.
Dune Rats worldwide tour is ON – South Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia.

South Africa

24th April – Kitcheners – Joburg
25th April – Live – Durban
26th April – Arcade Empire – Pretoria
27th April – Rumours – Joburg
30th April – Assembly – Cape Town

UK / EU

3rd May – Liverpool Sound City Festival
7th May – Shacklewell Arms, London
8th May – 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth
9th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
10th May – Start The Bus, Bristol
13th May – Pardiso, Amsterdam
14th May – Mecanique Ondulatoire, Paris
15th May – TBC, Lille
16th May – Madame Moustache, Brussels
17th May – Molotow Exil, Motorbooty Live

Asia

21 May – tbc, Kuala Lumpur
22 – 24 May – Music Matter Festival Singapore
25 May – Dues Ex Machina – Bali

Australia

Thursday 12th June, 2014 – Mojo’s, Fremantle
Friday 13th June, 2014 – Amplifier, Perth
Saturday 14th June, 2014 – Uni Bar, Adelaide
Sunday 15th June, 2014 – The Grace Darling, Melbourne (U18s)
Date: Thursday 19th June, 2014 – Venue: Karova Lounge
Friday 20th June, 2014 – The Corner, Melbourne
Saturday 21st June, 2014 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Sunday 22nd June, 2014 – The Lair, Sydney (U18s)
Saturday 28th June, 2014 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Sunday 29th June, 2014 – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane (U18s)

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http://dunerats.tv/

 

Shane

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