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      November 16, 2019

      Saturday   8:30 PM

      529 Bloor St
      Toronto, Ontario

      Dune Rats

      with Bad Waitress
      At a time when true rock tales are as rare as chicken lips, Dune Ratsare traveling the globe as punk rock pied pipers, attracting an army offerocious life enthusiasts who are as willing as they are to throw thedice, turn reality sideways and roll with whatever goes. Ratbags, nerds,delinquents, outcasts, the brave, the loud, the shy - Dune Rats dontcare who or what you are, only that you abide by just one rule nokooks, no gutties.Palming Dunies off however as your average trio of wasted lunatics,would be a sad and narrow-minded mistake. These three take as muchpleasure in overt politeness and the odd spot of gardening as they doin the eyes-wide open adventure of tilting reality. But at the core of itall - the platform for everything that follows - is their uncalculated lustfor making music. Its taken them from Brisbane to the US, South Africa(ask them how the hell they found themselves here!), China, Indo,Malaysia, Canada, Singapore, a small seaside shanty South of Sydneyand to the proudest musical moment so far the writing, recording andthe imminent release on Dune 1st of their first full-length record.Dunies self titled debut album began to bed in when they read a letterSteve Albini wrote to Nirvana in the lead in to the recording of In Utero,which got them frothing on the idea that if they couldnt record theiralbum in little over a week, they had no right to be in a rock band.They connected with the ethos of no bullshit songs, written in a garageand recorded by a friend. That friend turned out to be Woody Annison,tour manager and sound engineer for Children Collide whom theyd notlong before brod up with when the two bands toured together. DuneRats took to the challenge with the same merciless conviction thatsgotten them both fucked up and famous. Over the span of a monthpage 1 / 2they bunkered down in a tiny shed at Bretts Mums house on thebeach and began to pen songs with fervor. Those four weeks becameall about growth. The creative well bubbled over beyond the tunes andthey took to renovating the tiny shed, turning it into a tiny soundproofstudio, they built a vege garden, they surfed, they chilled out, theyslept in beds (for a change), they wrote songs together in the truespirit of what it means to be a band and they recorded all the demos.By the time they went into the studio with Woody in Melbourne, theywere ready for the Albini-esque timeframe and needed just a half-dayof pre-production and they were on their away.Funny Guy is the first single from the brand new album. A track thatrips, just like the Dunies. Its an anthem calling out to all those that feelthe need to look like something they ain't - living one life, presentinganother - leading to the lyrical catch cry Why you gotta lie, all thetime??Live the Dune Rats way - NO KOOKS, NO GUTTIES!!

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