Dune Rats are set to release their new single Rubber Arm on Friday and announce their first Australian headline shows for 2019. Premiered by triple j on Goodnights with Bridget Hustwaite, Rubber Arm sees the quintessential Dune Rats stoner pop garage sound morph with 90’s fuzz stylings fused with Weezer and Dude, Where’s My Car?
Where first single No Plans is about “throwing three shits at the wind and seeing what sticks,” the song Rubber Arm is about getting steered in the best direction and never missing out. The band say “it’s like going to the pub for one drink and ending up in Vegas with your undies on your head and a fresh Nickelback tattoo. It’s always better to let your rubber arm bend!”
In support of the new single Dune Rats have announced their first headline Australian shows for the year, playing in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in September with mates West Thebarton and Miss June.
Rubber Arm and No Plans are the first taste of new music from the Brisbane band since their breakthrough 2017 record ‘The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit.’ The album catapulted the band to the next level, dominating the ARIA Charts and triple j’s Hottest 100 in 2016 and 2017, receive ARIA and APRA nominations, and take their frenetic live show on a sold out headline tour and headline performances at Splendour In The Grass, Falls, Laneway Festival, Spilt Milk and more.
Now Dune Rats are preparing for a big run of shows across the US, Canada, the UK and Europe. Tickets for the Australian ‘Crowd Smurfing Tour’ go on sale Friday August 16. All details below.
‘Rubber Arm’ is out now via Ratbag Records/BMG, buy/stream it here.
DUNE RATS WORLD TOUR DATES
September 12 – The Croxton – Melbourne, AUS
September 13 – Metro Theatre – Sydney, AUS
September 14 – The Triffid – Brisbane, AUS
November 5 – Satellite – Los Angeles, US
November 6 – Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, US
November 8 – Rickshaw – Vancouver, CAN
November 9 – Bunk Bar – Portland, US
November 12 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, US
November 15 – Cobra Lounge – Chicago, US
November 16 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, CAN
November 23 – Spilt Milk Festival – Canberra, AUS
November 30 – Spilt Milk Festival – Ballarat, AUS
December 2 – Ephemere – Paris, FR
December 3 – Night People – Manchester, UK
December 4 – The Garage – London, UK
December 6 – Private Club – Berlin, DE