60 Seconds With...Dune Rats
Name of band member and instrument you play:
BC Michaels: I play the drums.
Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
Some people say that we sound like some of the bands that we’ve toured with like The Drums and Best Coast, especially after the ‘surf’ genre gets mentioned. The rest claim we're garage or something. Stoner pop suits us just fine.
What do you hate about the music industry?
That so much of it – the industry – is such a massive wank.
What can a punter expect from your live show?
They can probably expect two intoxicated dudes and a friend on bass all seeing who can head bang harder than the other, whilst attempting to play a song on boogie board, while crowd surfing.
When’s the gig and with who?
We're touring our new single Fuck It down the east coast all this month, but our Melbourne show is at The Workers Club on Friday May 25 with ScotDrakula and Udays Tiger.
Do you have any record releases to date? What are they? Where can I get them?
Our new single Fuck It, and the Sexy Beach and Social Atoms EPs are available through iTunes, and at shows we have the last CD copies of Social Atoms. We'll be releasing a new EP later this year and looking at [releasing] our debut album in 2013.
What makes you happiest about what you’re doing?
Not having to work a day job at the moment is probably the best thing. Also being able to see a whole bunch of cool places and meeting some rad people along the way.
And what makes you unhappiest about what you’re doing?
Not having a lot of money a lot of the time is the shittest thing. Centrelink doesn't really pay the bills.
Where would you like to be in five years?
Hopefully playing shows overseas somewhere? I'm sort of living week to week right now so five years seems like a lifetime.
Anything else to add?
Tang Bangers 4 Life!