Dune Rats

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Dune Rats
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Dune Rats performing in 2018
Background information
Also known asDunies
OriginBrisbane, Australia
GenresSurf rock, indie rock, garage punk, pop punk
Years active2010–present
LabelsDine Alone, Ratbag, Inertia Access
Associated actsThe Cairos, Villains of Willhelm, Comic Sans, Bleeding Knees Club, DZ Deathrays, Violent Soho, The Vines
MembersDanny Beus
BC Michaels
Brett Jansch

Dune Rats are an Australian rock band from Brisbane, Queensland. Originally, the band formed as a duo, with Danny Beaus on guitar and lead vocals and BC Michaels on drums and backing vocals.[1][2][3] The band later became a three-piece, with Brett Jansch (formerly a touring member of Bleeding Knees Club) joining as bassist. Brad Heald, originally from Red Riders and The Vines, also made touring appearances on bass from 2011 to 2012.

In June 2014 the band released their self-titled debut album through their label Ratbag Records. They supported the release with a global and national tour.[4] The following year they announced that they were officially launching Ratbag Records as a record label that would take on other performers.[5]

On 11 February 2017, their second album The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit debuted at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart.[6]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Dune Rats 22
The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit
  • Released: 20 January 2017
  • Label: Ratbag Records, Dine Alone Records

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Sexy Beach
  • Released: 1 February 2011
  • Label: Inertia Access
Social Atoms
  • Released: 2 September 2011
  • Label: Inertia Access
  • Released: 19 April 2013
  • Label: Inertia Access


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Fuck It" 2012 Dune Rats
"Red Light, Green Light" 2013
"Bullshit" 2016 The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit
"Scott Green"


  1. ^ Condon, Dan. "Brisbane Bong Lovers Dune Rats Snubbed From Vietnam Gig". theMusic.com.au. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  2. ^ Nail, Jonny. "Dune Rats vs Laneway Festival". Rolling Stones Australia. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ Galvin, Hannah. "INTERVIEW: DUNE RATS". Purple Sneakers. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  4. ^ Baroni, Nastassia. "Dune Rats Debut Album And National Tour Announced". Music Feeds. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  5. ^ Moskovich, Greg. "DUNE RATS ARE STARTING A RECORD LABEL, MEET THEIR FIRST SIGNING". ToneDeaf. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  6. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #407". auspOp. 11 February 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  7. ^ "australian-charts.com – Discography Dune Rats". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2017.

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