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Dune Rats

Posted 28 Feb 2017 @ 1:35pm

★★

 

Though far from a perfect release, Dune Rats' debut album was the embodiment of brilliant, dumb fun.

 

Tracks like 'ET', 'Funny Guy' and 'Superman' easily hold up as some of their best songs. The album's breakout track, however – stoner anthem 'Dalai Llama Big Banana Marijuana' – does not.

 

The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit is more than a response...

Posted 7 Feb 2017 @ 8:36pm

The lads will be piling into Utopia Records tomorrow to hang out for a bit.

 

Sure, Sydney fans may have caught Dunies' killer set at Laneway Festival this past weekend, but now they've got a chance to actually meet the boys in person and nab a copy of the new album at the same time.

 

Revealing the surprise show on socials this evening, Dunies didn't give us a huge...

Posted 6 Feb 2017 @ 1:02pm

Reviewed by David Molloy and Ben Potter (photo by Ashley Mar)

 

The sweltering heat could not keep revelers from descending on the Sydney College of the Arts for one of the last bastions for festivalgoers in the city, and by noon, the threatening clouds had parted and left behind a perfect day.

 

First to the stages was triple j Unearthed rapper Genesis Owusu,...

Posted 20 Oct 2016 @ 12:45pm

Get the real life Sir David Attenborough experience at Mountain Sounds next year.

 

The seasonal change from summer to autumn creates some of the greatest wildlife spectacles on Earth, and hidden away in the Mount Penang Parklands on the Central Coast you can witness a spectacle in the making. Yes, watch in awe as a large group of human animals come together to party, seek out a...

Posted 16 Aug 2016 @ 10:42am

This one's for the people of the sun.

 

Festival Of The Sun, the annual shindig that takes over Port Macquarie each summer, is back for three days of frivolity this December.

 

Gang Of Youths and Seth Sentry lead the lineup, but as far as great Aussie musical talent goes, they're not alone. The Smith Street Band, Dune Rats and Urthboy are making the trip as well,...

Posted 30 May 2016 @ 9:58am

Reviewed on Friday May 27 (photo by Ashley Mar)

 

For the last date of their WACO Tour, Violent Soho’s performance was less of a show and more of a catch-all celebration of the Australian punk rock revival, which the Mansfield four-piece just happen to be at the centre of.

 

Kicking off proceedings, Newcastle duo The Gooch Palms followed the time-honoured tradition...

Posted 22 Jun 2015 @ 10:08am

Reviewed on Friday June 20

 

Walking in on a set from The Mis-Made felt like a night at The Gasworks, the fictional venue in Wayne’s World – so much so, you’ll be double-checking to make sure The Jolly Green Giants and The Shitty Beatles aren’t playing, as well. This had a lot to do with the lighting, which felt incredibly grandiose at points for a set that started and finished...

Posted 5 Jun 2015 @ 2:24pm

Australia’s premier farm punks, Cosmic Psychos, are back with their ninth album, Cum The Raw Prawn. It’s been four years since the band’s last effort, Glorious Barsteds, but in spite of the somewhat lengthy delay, Cum The Raw Prawn is by no means a departure. Led by Ross Knight’s Aussie brogue and bulky bass playing, the album is chock-full of the sort of lyrical vulgarity and instrumental...

Posted 1 May 2015 @ 6:12pm

Cosmics Psychos have announced they are joining forces with Dune Rats for a national tour this June. 

 

This January, the Psychos recorded their first album in six years, Cum The Raw Prawn, and have just released the first single from the record.
 
After a huge debut album release in Australia, Dune Rats have toured relentlessly - USA, Asia, South Africa, a huge UK/...

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