Dune Rats 'Hurry Up And Wait' / Bong and Vinyl Bundle
A nod to the stop-start nature of life on the road, the title of the Dune Rat’s third album 'Hurry Up And Wait' gives a hint of the wild ride Dune Rats have experienced following the success of their breakthrough 2017 record 'The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit'. That album landed four singles in triple J’s Hottest 100 between 2016 and 2017, debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts, was nominated for ‘Best Rock Album’ at the ARIAs and saw the trio performing their explosive live show at sold out headline shows around the world and at home with headline sets at Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Laneway Festival and more.
You would expect a band to get swept up in all the glamour and hype - but not Dune Rats. While 'Hurry Up And Wait' marks a new chapter for the band as their cleanest and most refined release to date, the boys prove just as tongue-in-cheek and down-to-earth as ever.
The key to unlocking Dune Rats’ third album was bringing everything back to where it all began, returning home after briefly testing the waters in America, swapping Calabasas for the Central Coast and super-producers for old mates.
Working alongside producer James Tidswell (Violent Soho), engineer Mitch Kenny, producer/songwriter Miro Mackie and mixer Mike Green, the trio were given the time, trust and space to simply be themselves, making music at their own pace without anyone else trying to shape their much beloved, scuzzed-up stoner sound. The band credit Tidswell in particular, who they say was “an avid believer we shouldn’t go in with a super punk rock sound”, with encouraging them to explore different styles on the LP, pushing them to “really try to make a record that we’re proud of”.
'Hurry Up And Wait' is released on January 31, 2020. The singles 'No Plans', 'Rubber Arm' and 'Crazy' are out now.
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