Yours & Owls presents
The Chats // Boing Boing // Scab Baby
DO WHAT I WANT TOUR
Sunny Coast pub punks The Chats are fanging across the East Coast for their first
ever headline tour, doin whatever the fuck they want.
After lapping the country with their drunk uncles, the Cosmic Psychos, as well as
popping their Melbourne 'Cherry' at Cherry Fest early this year - these will be the
first glimpse punters will get to hear of a tonne of new tunes, as well as fuckin' 'smoko'.
Tickets on sale now.
Picture this: you're making music with your mates, and you've just put out one of your first EPs. It's only racked up a handful of streams, but you're already on the verge of hitting the big time.
How does that happen? By going viral, of course; something which happened to Sunny Coast slacker punks The Chats last week after having just released their second EP.
Out of seemingly nowhere, their track Smoko (which is taken from July's Get This in Ya EP) spread like a wild bushfire across the web and expanded their reach well away from the pub stages they frequent.
The track has been picked up by national and international media since it first emerged on Instant Regret's Facebook page, with the track one of seven which appear on this summer's sophomore EP. Instant Regret described it as "the most Aussie thing ever ", and we agree with this sentiment so much that we decided to dig a little deeper.
Smoko's 's the sound of a band who honestly sound like they don't give a flying fuck (they might, but who knows?), and even though the undertones surrounding it are largely sarcastic and comedic, there's certainly potential for them to capitalize on the success of the viral hit they unknowingly bestowed unto the planet.
We might be clutching at straws now, but we hear promise in their pub punk madness. Whether you like it or not, The Chats may just have become the latest viral sensation to set the DIY scene alight. New EP The Chats is out now, and you can stream it below. Hit up their Bandcamp for more tunes and be sure to buy a record so that you can contribute to their beer funds.