The Dune Rats Australian Tour 2014 has been announced along with details of their debut full-length album.

The self-described “Dunecore stoner pop” Brisbane knockabouts have completed their first LP, abiding by the advice that producer Steve Albini gave to Nirvana before recording their legendary In Utero album – basically get it done fast, loose, and within in one week.

Rising to the challenge, Dune Rats pumped out their no bullshit garage pop with Woody Anderson (tour manager and sound engineer for Children Collide) in a hot tin shed over four weeks. The converted vege garden-come-surf den and studio became the birthplace of of new songs, demos, and eventually, their first album.

The first fruits of that labour is ‘Funny Guy’, the first single from the brand new album. A track that rips, just like the Dunies. It’s an anthem calling out to all those that feel the need to look like something they ain’t – living one life, presenting another – leading to the lyrical catch cry “Why you gotta lie/ all the time??

To celebrate, Dune Rats have announced dates for a full-scale trek of Australia starting this June, which follows on from the band’s very own world tour. Playing dates in as far-flung locales as the US, South Africa, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, Singapore, and back Down Under.

Having traveled the globe as raggedy punk pop pied pipers, attracting an army of dedicated Dunies enthusiasts, the time for Dune Rats’ breakout has never been riper.

Ratbags, nerds, delinquents, outcasts, the brave, the loud, the shy – Dune Rats don’t care who or what you are, only that you abide by just one rule – no kooks, no gutties.

Hear ‘Funny Guy’ below, and view Dune Rats Australian Tour 2014 dates as well as their global dates.

Dune Rats Australian Tour 2014

Thursday 12th June, 2014 – Mojo’s, Fremantle
Oztix / / 1300 762 545

Friday 13th June, 2014 – Amplifier, Perth
Oztix / / 1300 762 545

Saturday 14th June, 2014 – Uni Bar, Adelaide
Moshtix / / 1300 438 849

Sunday 15th June, 2014  – The Grace Darling, Melbourne (U18s)
Oztix / / 1300 762 545

Thursday 19th June, 2014 – Karova Lounge
Outlet: Oztix / / 1300 762 545

Friday 20th June, 2014 – The Corner, Melbourne
Venue Box Office / / 1300 724 867

Saturday 21st June, 2014 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Moshtix / / 1300 438 849

Sunday 22nd June, 2014 – The Lair, Sydney (U18s)
Ticketek / / 132 849

Saturday 28th June, 2014 – The Zoo, Brisbane
Oztix / / 1300 762 545

Sunday 29th June, 2014 – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane (U18s)
Moshtix / / 1300 438 849

Dune Rats World Tour 2014 Dates

South Africa
24th April – Kitcheners – Joburg
25th April – Live – Durban
26th April – Arcade Empire – Pretoria
27th April – Rumours – Joburg
30th April – Assembly – Cape Town

UK / EU 
3rd May – Liverpool Sound City Festival
7th May – Shacklewell Arms, London
8th May – 60 Million Postcards, Bournemout
9th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
10th May – Start The Bus, Bristol
13th May – Pardiso, Amsterdam
14th May – Mecanique Ondulatoire, Paris
15th May – TBC, Lille
16th May – Madame Moustache, Brussels
17th May – Molotow Exil, Motorbooty Live

21 May – tbc, Kuala Lumpur
22 – 24 May – Music Matter Festival Singapore
25 May – Dues Ex Machina – Bali