Dune Rats live at Soup Kitchen on Sunday 21st May 2017
Soup Kitchen present
+ Guests TBC
Making a punk record is easy. Just ask anyone. Well, anyone who hasn’t actually ever made one, that is. Behind the three chords and drug-soaked lyrics is a whole lot of hard work, planning and in the case of Dune Rats second album, The Kids Will Know Its Bullshit, and a fair bit of self-reflection since their 2014 self-titled debut.
When Dune Rats wrote and recorded their first album in 2014 they smashed out the songs in a month and gave themselves a week to record. It was a fast and furious mission steeped from a letter from Steve Albini to Nirvana that’s proposed they “bang out a record in a couple of days, with high quality but minimal ‘production’ and no interference from the front office bulletheads”. With this method tried and tested, the boys decided the new album is a different beast. They would take their time, write and rewrite, build and pull apart, until the songs felt right .. and sounded fucking great! Singer and guitarist Danny Beusa explains:
“With the first album we still didn't really know what we were doing as a band musically. We just liked playing music together and smashed out the songs in a month 'cause we hadn't put out an album yet. So this time we focused on making an album that was Dunies sound, figuring out that was the funnest thing.”
Helping Danny, BC Michaels and Brett Jansch out on Production is their long-time touring friend Zac Carper from LA band FIDLAR. Working with Zac had been thrown around the tour bus for a while and was cemented when Dune Rats joined Fidlar on their North American album tour late 2015. Zac’s progression as an artist and producer between FIDLAR's first and second albums had definitely inspired Dunies to run at this record in a new way. Recorded at Head Gap in Melbourne, The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit is the sound of a band working together with their best mate to make rad tunes with hundreds of beers and laughs along the way - a 30 minute anxiety trip of stoner pop.
Music Genres: Alternative, Punk, Rock
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