Dune Rats are signed to Ratbag Records, which makes sense given they own it, too. Dune Rats are what you see in interviews, fun dudes that love to laugh and crack jokes. When I first met them, I pitched a photo idea for a portrait we haven’t done yet. They loved the idea and while we haven’t taken that specific photo yet, me and Dunies have been good friends ever since. I’ve seen them go from Big Sound act to stadium band in just a few short years. I couldn’t be happier to work with such a genuine trio of dudes.
Dune Rats members
Dune Rats tours
My personal favourite Dune Rats tour was their tour that included the shows at The Triffid. It was super hot and humid and made the lights really blow out in my camera, but it was a really fun time.
Dune Rats YouTube
If you haven’t seen Dune Rats’ YouTube yet, you have to check it out. There’s a heap of videos on there called Dune Rats TV that are all hilarious, including their warm up to Splendour, where they try to rope Shannon Noll into performing.
Dune Rats merch
My favourite Dune Rats’ merch is the Splendour Bender long sleeve tee that they sold at Splendour (there are a few left online though) and the Who’s Scott Green tee, which is a classic.
Recommended Dune Rats songs
My favourite Dune Rats songs, in no particular order, are:
Bullshit [Bullshit lyrics]
Don’t Talk [Don’t Talk lyrics]
Counting Sheep [Counting Sheep lyrics]
My journey photographing Dune Rats
There’s been so many highlights with these guys. I think the first time I shot them was at a Big Sound back when I was first starting photography. It feels like forever ago. Since then, we’ve hit Laneway Festival together on the date of their second album’s release, watched BC crowdsurf at The Tivoli, play a surprise show at Crowbar Sydney, play one of the last shows at Best Night Ever’s Nightquarter precinct, playing a tour with the best lineup ever, and heaps more.