“[Bands] lose sight of what’s really important. What’s really important is the music, and the …
Dune Rats has announced the release of their new album Hurry up and Wait, and shared their new single, Crazy.
It follows on from No Plans and Rubber Arm, both of which premiered on triple j.
“Crazy is one of our heavier songs that we wrote over in LA when we were surrounded by a lot of excess,” says the band. “Everyone is doing anything and everything because it’s available, whether it’s taking drugs, eating shitty food or being surrounded by technology. All this stuff at the end of the day, whilst awesome at the time, doesn’t leave you any better off even if it feels that way in the moment”.
Swapping Calabasas for the Central Coast, the trio recorded LP3 at home with producer James Tidswell (Violent Soho), engineer Mitch Kenny, producer/songwriter Miro Mackie and mixer Mike Green.
”We don’t want to be the ‘Scott Green’ band forever,” says frontman Danny Beus, on the new record. “We didn’t set out to make a big album, or a polished album, or an album about partying because the last one did alright, or an album not about partying because we want to get away from that. It’s just writing about different stuff in our lives. It was always just going to be Dunies”.
Dune Rats 2017 record The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit landed four singles in triple J’s Hottest 100 between 2016 and 2017, debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts and was nominated for ‘Best Rock Album’ at the ARIAs. It’s also seen the trio play sold out headline shows around the world, and headlining sets at Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival and Laneway Festival, to name a few.