Dune Rats

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Dune Rats
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Dune Rats performing in 2018
Background information
Also known as Dunies
Origin Brisbane, Australia
Genres Surf rock, indie rock, garage punk, pop punk
Years active 2011–present
Labels Dine Alone, Ratbag, Inertia Access
Associated acts Bleeding Knees Club, DZ Deathrays, Violent Soho, The Vines
Website dunerats.tv
Members Danny Beusaraus
BC Michaels
Brett Jansch

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.[1][2][3] 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.[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]

EPs and singles[edit]

  • 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)[9]


  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. ^ "6 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This Week". NME. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "australian-charts.com – Discography Dune Rats". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  9. ^ Murphy, Sam (27 November 2016). "Dune Rats Wrote 'Scott Green' After Literally Spending A Day In Walmart Asking "Who's Scott Green?"". Music Feeds. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 

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