Dear Chester, I only realised a few days ago that it’s nearly been a year …
Punk ravers RAAVE TAPES have a new fuzzy and dirty single titled Suds.
The Newcastle trio’s infectious sound comes with a social message for young people who think it’s cool to act cowardly when under the influence of alcohol.
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When speaking on the message behind the new single, singer/guitarist Joab Eastley says: “We want to encourage the listener to call out this conduct, even if the culprit is a close friend. To put it bluntly—don’t be a dickhead,” This is especially important for RAAVE TAPES fans who like to have a great time at one of the bands headline shows or festival appearances and want to make the show a great experience not just for themselves but for everyone involved. Amongst many positive reviews their danceable brand of punk rock is catching the attention of music festival program directors and radio music directors.
The trio will be performing at this years Groovin The Moo festival in Maitland and are no strangers to big events playing their debut show at the 2016 This That Festival when they were selected by Triple J Unearthed to feature on the line-up. RAAVE TAPES live show reputation alongside their catchy singles 2 U XOXO and k bye has grown their fan base and listenership exponentially. Last year they accomplished a 15-date headline national tour with many of the shows sold out whilst being invited to tour with Northeast Party House, Hockey Dad and The Gooch Palms. The bands work rate also landed them guest spots at Festival of the Sun, Yours and Owls and Mountain Sounds. Hopefully we will be hearing a debut album from RAAVE TAPES in the near future but in the meantime the trio is blazing through the Australian music landscape and they’re set to be on their way to prominence.