Everyone’s favourite shed-dwelling Oz-punks THE CHATS have unveiled a new video from their forthcoming album.
‘I’ve Been Drunk In Every Pub In Brisbane’, is a celebration of the licensed establishments of the Queensland capital, bassist/singer Eamon Sandwith’s new home city. It’s taken from the band’s newly recorded second album Get Fucked, which is due out in August.
“Brisbane is quite a bit hotter than the rest of the country,” says Sandwith. “So it’s one of those places where it’s more acceptable to start drinking earlier. I reckon there would be 900 or so pubs that you would have to hit, and I have actually been to a good chunk of them, but if you were go to all of them, it would be hard to even remember which ones you’d been to, and which ones you hadn’t, especially if you’d got fucking pissed.”
Stream/download ‘I’ve Been Drunk In Every Pub In Brisbane’ here.
The band have just been announced as main support on Guns N’ Roses’ Australian and New Zealand stadium shows. Full dates are…
Fri 18 Nov – Optus Stadium, Perth
Tue 22 Nov – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Thu 24 Nov – Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
Sun 27 Nov – Accor Stadium, Sydney
Tue 29 Nov – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Sat 3 Dec – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Thu 8 Dec – Sky Stadium, Wellington
Sat 10 Dec – Eden Park, Auckland
Set for release on 19 August via Bargain Bin, Get Fucked is available to pre-order here.
Read about The Chats, Amyl and The Sniffers and the new wave of Aussie punk in the April issue of Vive Le Rock!, still available here.