The Dune Rats have had a huge year so far – a Number 1 ARIA Album chart debut, a sold out national album tour, massive international tours covering 40+ shows throughout Canada, Europe and The UK . The guys are currently midway through their ‘Fuck Yeah Ledge Yew!’ Regional tour and will play Splendour In The Grass later next month. With all of this and zero time to bat an eyelid, it makes sense that they are announcing Dunies TV – Season 2 – ‘Miscommunications & Compromises’ with Episode 1 – ‘Ideas For Splendour’ – watch here.
“We pretty much filmed our whole lives in this band over the years so we can entertain ourselves and others. There’s some fucking funny shit in the archives for people with this sense of humour… There’s probably about 4 million hours banked up of footage and this season is the best/ most relative shit that we’re keen to drop this year” – Dune Rats Drummer BC explains, adding an intro to long-time collaborator Vorn Hunt. “Years ago we met a film/ editing guru who is the funniest dude ever so yeah he’s been coming on the road/ in the air and doing this shit with us”.
What does Vorn think? He says “When I was putting this season together I tried to make every nuts idea the boys came up with a reality, which has made the episodes like nothing else out there. When I get 2am calls asking me to jot down notes like: “Two cans of beer have a sword fight and one gets stabbed and is turned into bong then smokes itself”, I know I’ve chosen the right career.”
Amongst the continuing madness of life as a Dune Rat, Season 2 tells the over-arching story of life as a recording and touring band – Miscommunication & Compromise. Singer- guitarist Danny Beusa comments “In season two we’re still traveling the world doing stupid shit and playing shows but this time we wanted to show all the compromises and miscommunication that come with running / being part of a band. So we set ourselves some ‘possible/impossible’ missions to see what happens.”
If episode 1 is anything to go by, fans and lovers of good clean fun are in for a wild and funny ride that could only be told by the Dunies.
FUCK YEAH LEDGE YEW! REGIONAL TOUR DATES
With special guests Tired Lion and Pandamic
Friday 23rd June – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Saturday 24th June – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart SOLD OUT
Friday 30th June – Dalrymple, Townsville
Saturday 1st July – Magnums, Airlie Beach
Sunday 2nd July – The Giddy Goat, Rockhampton
Dune Rats will also be appearing as part of the line-up for Yours and Owls Festival on October 1 in Wollongong and Spilt Milk Festival in Canberra onNovember 25.
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