Dune Rats performing in 2018
|Also known as||Dunies|
|Genres||Surf rock, indie rock, garage punk, pop punk|
|Labels||Dine Alone, Ratbag, Inertia Access|
|Associated acts||Bleeding Knees Club, DZ Deathrays, Violent Soho, The Vines|
Dune Rats are an Australian rock band from Brisbane, Queensland, originally formed by Danny Beausa and BC Michaels as a duet with Beausa on guitar/vocals and Michaels on drums. The band later became a three-piece with Brett Jansch of Bleeding Knees Club joining as bassist. Brad Heald originally from The Vines also made appearances on bass in 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. The following year they announced that they were officially launching Ratbag Records as a record label that would take on other performers.
- Dune Rats (2014, Ratbag Records, Dine Alone Records) No. 22 AUS
- The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit (2017, Ratbag Records, Dine Alone Records) No. 1 AUS
EPs and singles
- Sexy Beach (2011, Inertia Access)
- Social Atoms (2011, Inertia Access)
- "Fuck It" (2012, Inertia Access)
- Smile (2013, Inertia Access)
- "Red Light Green Light/Fuck It" (2013, Ratbag Records)
- "Bullshit" (2016, Ratbag Records)
- "Scott Green" (2016, Ratbag Records)
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