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RAAVE TAPES // Unveil New Cry On The Dancefloor Anthem ‘Dancing Because I’m Sad’

You know that feeling you get when life is so out of control that you can’t decide whether you want to wallow in self pity or get drunk and dance? Well, why not do both?

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Newcastle dance-punks RAAVE TAPES have got you covered with their new ‘cry on the dancefloor’ anthem.

The not so subtlety titled Dancing Because I’m Sad is an ode to shirking responsibility and indulgent self-sabotage. The track explores one of society’s destructive ways of dealing with personal issues; By completely ignoring them and going off the rails for the evening. Throughout the song, both protagonists attempt to convince themselves that staying on the dance floor is a good idea, even when they’re by themselves and their friends are long gone.

The sad lyrics are contrasted by an upbeat and and aggressive sound, perfect exorcising your sadness through movement!

Dancing Because I’m Sad will appear on RAAVE TAPES forthcoming EP, due for release later this year, alongside the frenzied Stabs, which caught the nations attention earlier this year.

If you missed RAAVE TAPES exciting live show when they toured across Australia this month as special guests for Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, you can catch them at Stonefest, this October, alongside Mallrat, Sampa The Great, Skegss and Thelma Plum.

RAAVE TAPES performing as special guests for Psychedelic Porn Crumpets:

ADELAIDE // Wednesday 12th June // Lion Arts Factory
BRISBANE // Thursday, 13th June  // The Triffid
MELBOURNE // Friday, 14th June // The Croxton
SYDNEY // Saturday, 15th June //Factory Theatre
PERTH // Friday, 21st June //Astor Theatre


British India | Ceres | Cry Club | Example (UK) | FRITZ | Genesis Owusu | Good Doogs | Japanese Wallpaper | Mallrat | Moaning Lisa | Ninajirachi | Pagan | RAAVE Tapes | Sampa The Great | Skegss | Sputnik Sweetheart | Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers | Thelma Plum

CANBERRA // Saturday 19 October//University of Canberra

Tickets available here.

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