Self-dubbed “council-punk” band The Dunts are pleased to announce that their new single ‘Birds and the Beez’ will be released on 27th April 2018.
The four-piece have a run of UK tour dates coming up throughout May, with a special single launch show in London on 26th April 2018 at The Lock Tavern.
Commenting on the track, the band said: “Honestly, it’s kinda written about talking to yourself when you’re hitting a bad one, but lyrically it’s also meant to seem like you’re having a conversation with someone else. The birds are the ones chirping outside when you’ve been up until 8am and the beez are the intended remedy.”
The Dunts were born from an increasingly fertile working class creative environment in the Scottish city of Glasgow. Formed by members Rab, Kyle, Div and Colin, alongside many of their young friends in bands on the underground circuit, The Dunts honed themselves at their spiritual home of The Priory Bar, a venue which has helped to foster a community of young, hungry bands who regularly kick about with each other. From this vital platform, they’ve managed to form their own army of fanatics around a bustling hub of musical culture amongst the high-pressure, low-opportunity climate of austerity.
“The music scene in Glasgow is thriving,” say the band “Johnny from Baby Strange actually helped produce our debut EP and the new single along with Chris Marshall from 7 West Studios – the guys there are doing some amazing things with up and coming bands like ourselves, Rascalton and Pleasure Heads. They’ve shown us a path with our music and helped us with our vision, and there are bands like Lost In Stereo, Lucia and The Ninth Wave all killing it as well.
“The political landscape of the world is getting worse, working class people are getting shafted all over the place and we see ourselves as a vehicle for our fans to escape normality – we feel the same, we’re all in it together and the word is getting out – guitar music is coming back, and we have something to say.”
Based on their already dedicated legion of local followers, it’s clear that there’s an air of malcontent bubbling below the surface in the shadows of the old tower blocks and grey, concrete expanses of a city – and nation – struggling to bridge the increasing divides in society, one that’s being channelled into diamond-tipped, relatable shots of energetic punk by bands like The Dunts. Their sound often swings from chaotic, anarchic basement punk and psych, through to more mainstream-leaning forays into melodic indie, infusing The Sex Pistols and The Clash’s London-era punk with the dynamic output of contemporary post-punk and garage bands.
Play: The Dunts – Dimitri
The quartet have been together for just one short year and have rapidly become notorious for packing out and subsequently devastating live venues throughout Glasgow. In Nov 2017 they released their debut EP Not Working Is Class which was produced by Johnny Madden (Baby Strange) and Chris Marshall (7 West Studios) to growing support from Spotify.
With the arrival of 2018 and a local fan base that’s just about ready to boil over, there’s an air of excitement around what The Dunts can achieve, and just how far reaching their message could be.
The Dunts are:
Robert Smith – Vocal and rhythm guitar
Colin McGachy – Vocal and lead guitar
David McFarlane – Bass and backing vocals
Kyle McGhee – Drums
The Dunts 2018 Live Dates:
26/04/2018 – London – The Lock Tavern (single launch)
06/05/2018 – Glasgow – Stag & Dagger Festival
12/05/2018 – Stockton on Tees – Songs from Northern Britain
23/05/2018 – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s
24/05/2018 – Manchester – Night People
25/05/2018 – Sheffield – Café Totem
26/05/2018 – Newcastle – Head Of Steam
27/05/2018 – Glasgow – Fred Paton Day Care Centre (Rascalton E.P Launch)
31/08/2018 – Dumfries & Galloway – Electric Fields Festival