Self-dubbed “council-punk” band The Dunts are pleased to announce that their new single ‘Birds and the Beez’ has been released today via all good digital retailers.
Listen and share here: https://soundcloud.com/thedunts/birds-and-the-beez/s-5y1jI
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 (see below for tour dates).
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.
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.
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 (The Priory, Stereo, Broadcast, King Tuts). 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.
Championed by Huw Stephens and Vic Galloway on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Scotland respectively, the band was also Huw’s BBC Introducing pick of the week featuring the song ‘Dimitri’ on every BBC Intro show across the UK, with further airplay support coming from John Kennedy over at Radio X and Harrison Stock at Roundhouse Radio.
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 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