Byron Bay surf punk beer drinkers and rabble-rousers Skegss had a whopper of a 2015, inking their very first record deal as the debut artists signed to Dune Rats’ Ratbag Records, winning the Triple J Unearthed Splendour In The Grass contest as well as playing a slew of other major festivals and headline tours and, on top of all of that, releasing a ferocious debut EP in 50 Pushups For A Dollar.
Fresh back from a tour of South America, the trio are today announcing their sophomore album along with a brand new single. The record is the positively-titled seven-tracker Everyone Is Good At Something and the lead single is an absolute cracker in My Face. The EP itself won’t be out for an agonising few weeks but you can have a listen to My Face below:
It’s sub-three minutes of blisteringly good and fast modern punk rock very much in the vein of Wavves and Fidlar, which is exactly what we’ve come to expect and love about Skegss so much. Frontman Ben’s droning slacker vocals narrate a day in the life tale of what sounds like an extremely rinsed out individual trying to claw their way back to feeling good, initially furious and full of scuzzy guitars, the beat slows down and the guitars jangle over a chorus absolutely everybody can relate and sing along to.
Having just been announced amongst an outstanding Yours And Owls festival lineup for October, we hope to see Skegss continue to shred it up around the country live in support of the new record, if you’ve not seen them yet you’re absolutely missing out on one of Australia’s best young rock bands going.
Everyone Is Good At Something is out July 15th on Ratbag Records.