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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Everyones favourite Aussie trio, Dune Rats have delivered their new summer banger UP. Pushing the boundaries of their established punk-rock sonics, the track is the perfect soundtrack to the warmer months ahead, and will have you dancing along to the infectious grooves.

“‘UP was written on the far South Coast of Australia in a small town called Eden,” the band said. “It was bloody freezing at the time, so it felt necessary to write a summer tune. We ended up making this feel-good banger that was way different from anything we’d written before.” They continued. “We stumbled across the song while having a good time fucking around and cracking each other up. At first, we were reluctant to show anyone because of how different it sounded but eventually thought fuck it and embraced the tuneski!” the band share of the release.

Directed by Natalie Sim, the visual sees the trio take on the roles of delivery men, going door to door within a picturesque and lush suburb to drop off boxes full of tax refunds. Along the way, the trio stop out to help out at the local fire station, and go head to head with Big Twisty & The Funk Nasty.

“It took a couple of weeks to learn the ‘UP’ dance in between every rehearsal, sound check and show during our Duniespalooza shows in Brisbane. Then we went straight into a three day shoot with a nasty four-nights-in-a-row hangover.... Was intense, but more than worth it!” the trio detail of making the clip. “When thinking who else we could rope in for the fun time ahead, getting Bugs, Big Twisty & The Funknasty plus all our mates from Brisbane was a no brainer. Getting to shoot this clip with them all was insanely fun,“ they added.

Furthermore, the band will make their return to the stage this December, performing at Launceston Party In The Apocalypse on December 3, before taking to the stage at This That Festival in Newcastle on 26 February and Sandstone Point, Bribie Island on 5 March 2022.

UP is out now! Watch the visual below.


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