DUNE RATS announce their much anticipated brand new album 'Hurry Up And Wait', set for release on January 31st through Ratbag Records/BMG.
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.
In the end, 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”.
In the process, the band were allowed to rediscover what made them the band they are and wanted to be in the first place, coming out the other end with a much clearer idea of what they do - and don’t - want their music to be. 'Hurry Up And Wait' sees the band evolving while honing what they’ve always done best.