Having hit us with their first full length in 2014, then trotting the globe cutting their teeth as a successful international live act, Brisbane’s favourite sons Dune Rats decided they’d give the record label business a red hot go. To that end they’ve launched their very own label, Ratbag Records, as well as inking Byron Bay punks Skegss as the first in what will no doubt be a debaucherous stable of like-minded artists.
Coming direct to your ears today, Fun is the lead single from their upcoming debut EP, 50 Pushups For A Dollar, recorded in the Converse Rubber Tracks Studios in the heart of Brooklyn.
If you dig your punk with a side of jangly surf and the guitars set to ‘Dr. J’s afro’ on the fuzz scale, you’ll enjoy the shit out of this. Off the back of some rabidly received shows in both Australia and abroad in places like San Diego and the aforementioned Big Apple, the hype is huge and the band are looking set to capitalise on it, taking out the local division of the Triple J Unearthed Splendour In The Grass competition and subsequently playing the main stage there next Saturday.
With the aim of Ratbag Records to give similar artists a leg up into the world of touring and recording, expect a whole lot more revelry in the immediate future.
50 Pushups For A Dollar is coming soon via Ratbag Records. Catch Skegss and Dune Rats next week at Splendour In The Grass!