The Chats announce huge UK tour for December


From forming in their mate’s bong shed in Coolum, Queensland 2016 when all three members were seventeen, to scoring a 24-carot bona fide viral hit on YouTube with ‘Smoko’ (currently up to 7.2m views) and headlining the Electric Ballroom in London in two short years, The Chats ascent has been rapid to say the least.

Following their forthcoming first appearance at the Reading and Leeds Festival in August, the Australian pub rock trio (they prefer ‘shed rock’) have also announced that they will be closing 2019 with a full UK tour in December, culminating in a headline show at The Forum, London on December 14th.


The Chats join Division ahead of UK shows

This week we welcome Australian punks, The Chats to the roster whose Smoko video kicked them off in fine viral style with over 7m people now tuning in. Their latest Pub Feed video (below) has almost reached a million already.

Look out for their cheeky mullets playing live in the UK soon…


Bad Breeding’s powerful new album, Exiled

Bad Breeding joined us ahead of their new album, Exiled that will drop via One Little Indian Records on June 21st. Right now there is not another band even close to matching their mesmeric hardcore-noise fuelled with political subject matter. The album is a stunning piece of work.

Love so far has come from Mojo ★★★★, The 405‘s Track of the Day, Clash, The Quietus, Louder Than War, DIY and more to follow. Find them out on the road annihilating venues this July.


Nice Biscuit release Goodbye Luya single

Australia’s newest psychedelic buzz came in the cute form of Nice Biscuit, whose live shows at TGE and London were nothing other than exceptional.

Picked as one of 10 bands not too miss at TGE by NME, their luscious new chiller, Goodbye Luya picked up love from the NME playlist, Clash, London in Stereo and many more. Expect big things from this sextet as they form their new sound.

Photo by Jeff Andersen Jr

Surfbort pick up a lot of love from the UK

Surfbort‘s unique blend of garage and punk arrived back in the UK last month for more shows that were once again, packed to the gills.

Armed with an amazing new animated video feat’ Gibby Haynes from the Butthole Surfers, Dani who fronts the band spoke to Guardian and NME ahead of TGE where they picked up a lead review from DIY and a feature in their June 2019 issue.

Look out for features coming from Dork, Huck, Crack, Autre and more this month….

Surfbort - lo-res photo credit - Pooneh Ghana