In what may be the most lethal double-header tour Australia has seen in decades, the COSMIC PSYCHOS and DUNE RATS are combining forces and heading out on tour together this June. Two rowdy bands notorious for their shitfaced shenanigans. What could go wrong?
“The Cosmic Psychos are always drunk” – Buzz from The Melvins
“Nobody wants to manage Dune Rats because everyone thinks one of you are going to die”- Facebook
It’s been nearly two years already since the acclaimed Cosmic Psychos documentary Blokes You Can Trust was released. The film’s warm response quickly drew the band to Europe and America, reuniting them with old mates L7 in Los Angeles (their show at the Echo was the first time that three of the L7 band members had set foot in the same room since they split up). The Psychos also toured with long time friends Pearl Jam on the 2014 Big Day Out circuit. And yes, the rumours are true; Eddie Vedder brought his infamous 50 cent piece on tour with him, and put it to use on more than one occasion.
In spite of the whirlwind last few years, the Psychos have recorded a brand spanking new album – the band’s first in six years. ‘Cum The Raw Prawn’ was recorded on Ross Knight’s farm in January this year, and is a triumphant addition to the acclaimed Psychos catalogue. Beer-soaked, bulldozer-fuelled pub anthems accost at every turn and it’s as grotty and unapologetic as ever.
The first song lifted from the album is ‘Better, Not Bitter’. It’s classic Psychos and boasts one of the most infuriatingly catchy choruses this side of Thunderstruck. There aren’t many scenarios in which it’s appropriate to scream “IT’S FUCKIN’ BULLSHIT MAAAATE”at the top of your lungs, but if anyone’s capable of bringing out the larrakin in their listener, it’s gotta be The Psychos.
COSMIC PSYCHOS & DUNE RATS
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2015
FRIDAY 5TH JUNE- COOLANGATTA HOTEL, QLD
Tickets $25 +bf from venue & www.oztix.com.au
SATURDAY 6th JUNE- CROWBAR, QLD (Psychos Only)
SATURDAY 13TH JUNE-MAX WATTS , VIC
Tickets $25 +bf from www.maxwatts.com.au or 1300 724 867