Dune Rats

New touring festival, The Drop, ties together a love of live music and surfing this March & April

February 1, 2018

Jumping in amongst the waves of the Aussie leg of the World Surf League Championship Tour, a new festival makes its debut this March and April in The Drop. Combining live music with surfing, this new touring festival is coming to the shores of Margaret River, Torquay and D’Bah, featuring the likes of SAFIA, Dune Rats and more […]

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Dune Rats, Remi, Bec Sandridge and more announced as special guests for ‘Live At The Steps’ in Melbourne

November 14, 2017

As part of triple j’s Ausmusic Month, this year’s ‘Live At The Steps’ has not only moved to a larger venue at Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens, but the free live music event has been bolstered by some of the country’s most popular touring artists. Joining Baker Boy, Skegss, Tired Lion and Mallrat at ‘Live At The Steps’ will be special […]

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Paul Kelly & Gang of Youths lead 2017 ARIA Award nominations

October 10, 2017

Aaaand the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Awards is officially on, with not only the full list of nominees announced in Sydney today, but also the winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories revealed too. Statistically speaking, 2017 is Paul Kelly and Gang of Youths‘ year, with both artists striking out against the pack with Kelly […]

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Fine Arts, Artisan and Best Comedy Award nominees revealed for the 2017 ARIA Awards

October 4, 2017

Nominees have started rolling out for this year’s ARIA Awards, with the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories coming first out of the gate this morning. With the winners to be revealed at ARIA’s annual nominations event at the National Gallery in Sydney on October 10th, the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Award celebrations will […]

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‘Your Choice’ becomes key motto as Falls Festival celebrates its silver jubilee in 2017

August 22, 2017

The beloved Falls Festival turns 25 this year and in its release of the first line up for the summer event tour dropping today, it’s evident that the crew behind Falls are making their silver jubilee one to remember. The international visitors to stages in Lorne, Fremantle, Byron and Marion Bay over New Year’s are largely […]

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Queens of the Stone Age throttle the Amphitheatre during Night Two of Splendour in the Grass

July 23, 2017

Day Two kicked into hyper-drive, starting off with an energetic bang! Opening in the Amphitheatre were NSW boys Hockey Dad, whilst Gretta Ray and Mallrat took to the Mix Up Stage and GW McLennan tent. Coming in like an energy drink, Confidence Man followed with an animated performance filled with little outfits, bubbly tunes and frantic dancing. “Boyfriend (Repeat)” saw the whole […]

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13 non-headliners that are going to absolutely slay at Splendour ’17

July 20, 2017

Got your Splendour schedule locked in? You might want to leave a few spots open. One of Australia’s biggest and best music festivals is a gold mine when it comes to discovering new music or watching that mid-card act completely own the entire festival and make you wonder why they weren’t top-billed in the first […]

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Dune Rats set for their largest regional tour this winter

April 12, 2017

Dune Rats aren’t ones to leave their fans out in the cold this winter, with the boys hitting the road for their largest regional tour to date this  June and July. Appropriately titled ‘FUCK YEAH LEDGE YEW!’, the dates extend to venues throughout NSW, Victoria, WA, Queensland and Tasmania. Joining Dunies on the road for […]

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Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem lead 2017 Splendour in the Grass announcement

March 28, 2017

It’s here. After much speculation and #fakenews, the 2017 Splendour in the Grass line up has been revealed, with Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, ScHoolboy Q and more set to head to Byron Bay this winter. Splendour exclusives sit with Schoolboy Q and Future Islands, while returning 2016 artists Sigur Ros are also lined up to make a special appearance. The […]

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Introducing Dunies Lager: Dune Rats are releasing their very own beer with Young Henrys

February 21, 2017

With a description promising a “slightly hazy, summer smasher of a beer with a full blown dank hop nose and flavour, courtesy of some late addition hop hash”, the Dunies Lager sounds like the perfect liquid to pour into your shoe and skull on a scorching Sydney day. What’s Dunies Lager you ask? Oh it’s […]

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Review: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival lights up Sydney College of the Arts in Rozelle (04.02.17)

February 6, 2017

Sixteen years ago, Sum 41 released an album titled All Killer, No Filler. In late 2016, Laneway Festival made a line up announcement that was pretty much the same thing: all killer, no filler. As the festival made its way to Sydney on the first weekend of February 2017, pretty much all acts went about […]

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Review: The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival brings noise and life to Port Adelaide’s Harts Mill for another summer

February 5, 2017

A refreshed sense of vibrancy? A positive outlook on what’s still to come from artists in our own backyard as well as abroad? This year’s Laneway Festival had a lot going for it this year. In terms of highlights of the 2017 Laneway Festival, let’s start with Adelaide local, Lonelyspeck. Recently welcomed into the TEEF family, Lonelyspeck’s profile […]

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Dune Rats’ Danny Beusa talks Laneway, learning from Powderfinger & The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit

January 26, 2017

Self described as ‘three hyperactive stoner cunts that didnt come here for a haircut’, Dune Rats have created their own niche with their no-bullshit, stoner rock. I’m chatting to Danny Beusa, vocalist and guitarist, as he’s ordering avo on toast in the leafy, green suburb of Indooroopilly, Brisbane. He’s the epitome of chill, considering he’s […]

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Dune Rats step in to replace Young Thug on the 2017 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival tour

January 18, 2017

Visa complications have made it impossible for Young Thug to make it out to Australia for the Laneway Festival (due to kick off in Singapore this weekend), but the festival organisers have reined in old mates Dune Rats to take the US rappers place for the Australian festival events! Says the band of their addition to Laneway: […]

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Dune Rats hitting the road with The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit this March

January 12, 2017

Armed with a whole new album of music, shoes primed to be filled with beer and no doubt a few cones for the hell of it, Dune Rats have announced their next Australian tour. March will see the boys back on the road and ready to wreak some serious havoc across the country with Skegss and The Gooch Palms, […]

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Album News Weekly: December 15th 2016

December 16, 2016

This week in album news, Asta gives us a release date for her debut EP after doing some living and finding her sound, an all-girl psych-punk band out of the US have some gnarly new music for any fans of The Dead Weather and WAAX, and yes it’s time to accept Christmas is  officially coming with […]

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Music Video of the Day: Dune Rats “Scott Green” (2016)

December 14, 2016

Your favourite Brisbane punk-rockers have made an Australian music video first with their official interactive video for their new single, “Scott Green”. In true Dune Rats fashion, it’s a blundering, drug-fueled adventure that follows the boys on their quest to find the ratdog that stole their weed at a house party. And this is where […]

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Festival Review: Wonderland – Kitchener Park, Perth (03.12.16)

December 6, 2016

It felt like barely yesterday that we were heading through the gates at Langely Park for a memorable festival, but already it was time for the next transformed iteration of the Wonderland festival experience. Moved to the lush forest of Kitchener Park in Subiaco, it really did take on an enchanted vibe as the crowd […]

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RÜFÜS, NGAIIRE, DMA’s and more join Dune Rats at the Mountain Sounds Festival in February

October 27, 2016

Australian music is going to be celebrated in pretty fine form at the Mountain Sounds Festival next February, with the full line up showing its hand today. Joining the already announced Dune Rats on the bill is the likes of RÜFÜS, NGAIIRE, DMA’s, Bec Sandridge and more in its fourth year. Check out the full announcement reveal video below! The festival returns […]

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Live Review: Stonecutters (Night #2) – Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide (17.09.16)

September 21, 2016

It’s rare that you get an event like Stonecutters come through Adelaide with as much gusto as this event has done now, two years running. It’s grown up for 2016, moving to the larger digs of the old Queen’s Theatre and expanded over two nights instead of cramming bands into one. Boasting a line up of […]

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Dune Rats, The Bennies, Alex Lahey…hit ‘play’ & plan for the Stonecutters two-dayer in Adelaide!

September 14, 2016

Okay, so last year, the crew at 5/4 Entertainment threw one hell of a party within the hallowed walls of the Freemasons Hall in Adelaide. It was raucous, featuring some amazing local rock and punk talent and it was quite obvious that it was setting a high bar for any similar event to follow. This weekend, […]

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SHAKAFEST adds Yes Sir Noceur, The Realist and more to line up in third and final announcement

August 17, 2016

SHAKAFEST already stood to be one helluva loose festival outing on the Gold Coast this year, but the organisers have proven today that they’re far from finished doling out the quality names to help bring the party to full, raucous fruition. Announcing their third and final round of artists today, the SHAKAFEST crew reveal details […]

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Gang of Youths, Seth Sentry, Montaigne & more hitting Port Macquarie for Festival of the Sun!

August 15, 2016

Festival of the Sun returns to Port Macquarie for its 12th year in 2016, bringing with them a strong and brilliantly curated line up of Australian artists for the ride. The ‘Deep Sea Edition’ of FOTSUN this year will be hosting the likes of Gang of Youths, The Smith Street Band, Montaigne, Seth Sentry and more on the North Coast this […]

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Chance the Rapper, MSTRKRFT & more hitting up Beyond the Valley for New Year’s!

August 9, 2016

Beyond the Valley has revealed their first round of artists confirmed for their 2016/2017 event, with Chance the Rapper leading a stellar group of international and Australian artists up at the Lardner Park New Year’s celebration. Chano’s Australian visit continues to garner hope as fingers are crossed tightly for some headline dates while he’s out here but for […]

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Aussies Abroad: DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats announce co-headlining “International Disaster Tour”

July 30, 2016

Two of Australia’s finest rock bands, DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats, are going to hit the road through Europe and the UK this October for a tour dubbed the “International Disaster Tour”. The 15 date tour will start in Switzerland and end in Manchester, taking in Germany, the Netherlands, France and a run of UK […]

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ICYMI: A look back at our favourite music videos of May 2016

July 27, 2016

Continuing our look back at our favourite music videos, we turn the spotlight to May, where we became introduced to some more rad artists and their latest visuals; from MOSSY‘s “Ginsberg”, to Modern Baseball‘s brilliant video for “Wedding Singer”, there were definitely all angles covered. Hit ‘play’ and revisit them below! PLAYLIST Tim Wheatley – “78 Benz” […]

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Dune Rats and The Bennies head up Adelaide’s STONECUTTERS festival this September

July 20, 2016

The first edition of the Stonecutters mini-festival had Adelaide rock music fans pour into the Masonic Hall on North Terrace for a night of debauchery to be remembered. A resounding success, we’re stoked to see its return in 2016 – a bigger and definitely more fleshed out affair than before. Moving to the iconic Queen’s […]

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Shakafest announces second round of names including Planet, Jurassic Nark & more

July 18, 2016

A round of exciting local names have been confirmed for the newly added ‘Sharky Stage’ at this year’s inaugural SHAKAFEST, taking place on the Gold Coast on August 27th. The festival, headlined by Drapht and featuring the likes of Dune Rats and Spit Syndicate, comes to Queensland as one of the east coast’s newest boutique outings, with a heavy […]

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Live Review: Violent Soho + DZ Deathrays + Dune Rats + Gooch Palms – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (19.05.16)

May 22, 2016

Violent Soho’s WACO Tour was already in full swing with its Adelaide date, having already torn through a stack of sold out shows in Brisbane and Melbourne. Joined on-stage by some of their best and most rowdy mates, the crowd was in for a treat. Newcastle duo Gooch Palms opened the show with their unique […]

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Music Video of the Day: Dune Rats “Bullshit” (2016)

May 11, 2016

You can always count on the Dunies not to halfass a party. Recently, the lads rounded up a bunch of mates and fans out at Byron Bay to film their new video for “Bullshit” – the brief? Get as chaotic as possible. Was it achieved? Fair to say that yes, yes it was. The band is currently […]

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