Australian rockers Dune Rats (lead vocalist and guitarist Danny Beus, bassist Brett Jansch, and drummer BC Michaels) have just released a new single and accompanying video for “Bad Habits” from their latest album, Hurry Up and Wait. The video was filmed during the bands headlining tour last month throughout Australia in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, that also featured opening acts Ruby Fields, Dear Seattle and TOTTY.
In talking about the making of the video, Dune Rats frontman Danny Beus explains, “We always pictured Bad Habits would be a live clip, even when recording it we’d joke about how big the chorus feels and fun it would be to play it live. So we all feel really lucky we were able to go out on tour a few weeks back and film it while having an awesome time playing to epic crowds.”
The video follows the release of the band’s long-awaited third LP, Hurry Up and Wait, out now via Ratbag Records / BMG. The album features tracks such as “Stupid Is As Stupid Does (feat. K.Flay)”, “Crazy” and “No Plans”. Since its release, the album has gone to #1 on the ARIA charts, #1 on the AIR Independent Chart, #1 Australian Album Chart, #1 ARIA Vinyl Chart as well as the coveted triple j Feature Album week of release.
In creating Hurry Up And Wait, the Dune Rats worked with producer James Tidswell (Violent Soho), engineer Mitch Kenny, producer/songwriter Miro Mackie and mixer Mike Green to help come up with the band’s cleanest and most mature release to date. While the trio has evolved musically, they have also honed their beloved brand of raucous, anthemic 90s skate-punk. The band proves that they are just as tongue-in-cheek and down-to-earth as ever. Above all, Dune Rats are just always trying to keep it real, no matter where they are in life.