A DOSE OF THE CHATS!
Aussie punk poster-boys have announced the release of their debut album with another run of UK dates and a wince-inducing new video.
‘The Clap’ is taken from High Risk Behaviour, and features guitarist Josh Price on vocals.
The trio from the Sunshine Coast have come along way since ‘Smoko’ went viral, earning them the personal approval of both Iggy Pop and Queens Of The Stoneage, who both invited the band to guest on Australian tours.
High Risk Behaviour has taken 18 months to record as the band dropped into engineer Billy Garner’s studio in Geelong, Victoria during breaks in touring. Says bassist/singer Eamon Sandwith, “If we’d just done a week and slogged it out we could have had an album before now but we just kept going in there and making newer and better songs so it’s hard to put a stop on it. Some of the songs were first-take and we were like, ‘That’s good, whatever’. We’re really not perfectionists.”
Although courted by various labels in a high-pressure bidding war, the trio chose to stick with their own Bargain Bin imprint, firmly entrenched as they are in their DIY ethic.
“We thought, if we just do it ourselves we don’t have to worry about getting swindled,” says Sandwith. “We’ve always done it our way.”
High Risk Behaviour is released on 27 March on Bargain Bin Records via Cooking Vinyl Australia. It’s available to pre-order here.
Fri 16 Oct – Southampton, 1865
Sat 17 Oct – Nottingham, Rock City
Sun 18 Oct – Bristol, 02 Academy
Mon 19 Oct – Ireland, Dublin, Olympia
Tue 20 Oct – Belfast, Limelight
Thu 22 Oct – Glasgow, Galvanizers
Fri 23 Oct – Leeds, Stylus
Sat 24 Oct – Newcastle, Boiler Shop
Sun 25 Oct – Manchester, 02 Academy
Mon 26 Oct – Brighton, Dome
Wed 28 Oct – London, Electric Brixton
Thu 29 Oct – London, Electric Brixton
Tickets go on sale here at 10am on 24 January.
Pic by Luke Henery